22 February 2008

Doing what sailors do best: waiting for weather

February 22, 2008

Whisper is currently anchored off Prickly Pear Island in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. This is a watersports playground…people are waterskiing, kitesurfing, sailing hobiecats and there are lots of boats at anchor. Hans is currently at Nanny Cay on Tortola with friends we met from Japan the other day on the catamaran Wakamizu. Both boats were sailing over to the Baths on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda when Wakamizu hit a rock and smashed a big hole in one of the keels. Yikes! Hiroshi, owner and captain, asked Hans to go with him to act as translator. Since we’re just waiting for weather, Hans agreed and Kristen is holding down hearth and home, and feeding the starving furry animal.

Our next "sailboat".

Hey, step away from the breadfruit!

Huge aloe plants (or are they yucca?) at the botanical gardens in Road Town.

Hans looking for coconuts.
As Kit Kat's ambulance made its way southwest to Soper's Hole to bring her to the vet, we stopped at a deserted, undeveloped beach on the north shore of Tortola.

Scenes from the Baths on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Yes, that's Whisper!