Date: Sunday 10 April 2022
Position: 18° 23.161’ N 64° 30.818’ W
Location: Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island
Distance Sailed during the week: 25 nm
Distance Sailed total: 7207 nm
Weather: , 25°
Most popular on the menu: Potato patties with the last jar of Ligonberry jam
Animals spotted: Turtles, lizards, a lot of colorful fish
Comment of the week: “Everyone is up!”
Time is starting to run out for us here in the Caribbean, but there are still so many things that we want to do ! We are not ready to leave all of this yet. But we now have a date when we must be back in St Martin, for lifting the boat and starting the preparations for the crossing back to Europe. Our extra crew will arrive on the 6th of May, so after that we will just look for the right weather window. Are we ready for the North Atlantic? Hope we will be!
Still, we have some more weeks, first here in the BVI and then one week that we might spend in Anguilla. It is extremely easy to cruise here in the BVI. Everything is so beautiful and the anchorages are close to each other, and often you are protected from the ocean waves when you go between the islands. But it is also very crowded, with Americans on spring break and Puerto Ricans celebrating Easter – traditional style – in large sport fishing boats. There are also a lot of moorings which prohibit anchoring, practical for the charter boats, but makes it more expensive for us cruisers.
Last week we focused on hanging with all our friends, in a quiet bay, with all the kids boats next to each other. The bay was also perfect for wakeboarding, so that is what the kids were doing, most of the day. And they all were so brave to give it a go, helping and supporting each other, so fun to see.
Next week – yes, the same as last week – we are gonna continue to explore the BVI. And dives for both Jonas and Alma are booked!
Written by Susanna Edholm, edited by Hanna Ericksson