Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just The Two Of Us!

Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands
18 18.3N 65 17.9W

We are back in Culebra and it's just the two of us again after 5 weeks of visitors - not sure what to do with all this space!

We dropped Neal and Hwei Ying back in Fajardo, PR and then spent a few days food shopping and stowing and now we are on our way back out to the Virgin Islands, before heading south down the West Indies chain towards Trinidad.

With hurricane season fast approaching we are looking forward to getting further south, it will be a shame to race past the many wonderful islands on the way, but they will still be there next year (with the possible exceptions of the volcanic ones!).

Since our last post we spent more time in the BVIs and then a couple of days in Charlotte Amelie, St Thomas in the USVIs. We had all sorts of form filling and messing about to do with customs there, but it was worth it, a lovely little town despite being a huge cruise ship destination. A little unsettling in the anchorage when one of them turns up early morning and tries to berth - see photo.

The trip back to PR was great, we sailed down wind for the first time since January, quite a change from bashing to windward. Of course we now have to go back to windward again, but finally once we reach the West Indies proper it should be over!

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