27 January 2009

Windy in the US Virgins

Tuesday, January 27, 2009.

We're back in Charlotte Amaile in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The wind has been piping up in the past few days, blowing a steady 25 knots.
After Hans' Swedish friends left, we spent a lazy week in Culebra just recuperating from our winter vacation... =)
We were lucky to hook up with Chris and Julie on Felicia who introduced us to their friends Jim and Lisa on Runaway and Randy and Shelly on Three Moons. We spent three days with them going snorkeling, diving and catching some nice big lobster. Hans' sister Sofia and her boyfriend Patrik arrive on Sunday in Road Town in the BVIs for a two-week visit, so we will spend the next couple of days making our way in that direction. Sofia, don't forget the godis!

Whisper at anchor in Charlotte Amalie in front of all the cruise ships.

Monday night is movie night in Honeymoon Bay on Water Island in the USVI. It's a cool feeling to sit and watch a movie with the sound of the wind in the palm trees, waves lapping the beach, and the stars in the background. Plus there is a hamburger/beer stand set up, and the whole thing is free.

We spent several days anchored in Manglar Bay on the south side of Culebra with our friends Chris and Julie on S/Y Felicia, Jim and Lisa on M/Y Runaway and Randy and Shelly on S/Y Three Moons. Felicia, Runaway and Three Moons are all luxury charter boats operating out of the BVIs who had come over to Culebra to chill for a while. Thus, we were completely spoiled with warm showers, ice in our drinks, and great food; Hans was even able to go SCUBA diving with Jim who is a certified dive master. Cool!

Brie with homemade blackberry jam.... need we say more.

KitKat's new spot.