So much fun watching our own journey here in the Caribbean evolve. It’s such a learning curve, all the regulations, different sailing conditions and places to see. We are undergoing a metamorphosis as we change and grow into the laid back lifestyle of cruisers. It can be hard work some days you know.
We see other things undergoing metamorphic processes, such as the boating industry with such particularities as this insect type vessel that passed through the bridge into the lagoon at St. Maarten. (in the pic below)
We are currently at Marina Cay in the British Virgin Islands. It is the setting of a best seller of two lovebirds setting up house on the island. There was a movie about it too. Such a tiny little islet, you’d wonder where a novel fits in but I guess where there’s romance, there’s always a good story. Music is belting out from the bar on the beach and there’s no point competing with it.
We had a lovely snorkel this afternoon on the reef surrounding the cay. We saw lobsters and a turtle having a sleep with its head in a little cave under a rock along with hundreds of fish. The BVIs are a wonderful sailing archipelago but quite crowded as far as anchorages go but everyone is friendly.
Had an overcast day yesterday so headed to ‘the Baths’ – some crazy rock formations near the beach where the water rushes in creating pools where the water rushes in through the cracks in the rocks. Couldn’t have a bath though – no nude bathing in BVIs!!!! What’s that about?
We have really come out of our shell with socialising since St Maarten. We met lovely people including two solo German sailors, Andre and Tom. They came over for dinner and it was nice for Thomas to have a chat in German. They were nice blokes and appreciated the Thai dinner and Andre was so happy when he saw crepes come up for dessert that he excitedly said, “I’ve got Nutella back on my boat,” He didn’t speak for a while once I brought up my Nutella.
He was busy eating and I guess relieved that he didn’t have to go back to his boat across the bay.
We also met Diana and Paul from Boston, a lovely couple who spend a few months each year in the Caribbean on their boat. Their friend Jeff was visiting from Atlantic City. We had a couple of great nights out with them. All interesting people with lots of good stories and sailing tips. (see pics below)
So here we are in the beautiful BVIs and who should we run into in Marina Cay, but our friendly Danish stalkers. Had a lovely afternoon with Annette who came over for a bit of a chat and time out. We will miss them when we stop running into them.