More Good Times in the British Virgin Islands with Crew

I’ve mentioned before that we prefer to anchor a little ways away from the main charter boat mooring fields. We’ve decided that charter boats should be required to use moorings; that way they’re safe and we cruisers can have some peace and quiet tucked away from the crowd somewhere. At the end of the day we dropped the mooring and anchored just out past the point of land you see on the center / right of the photo. No crazies; no speeding boats; peaceful at night.

Looking out from the Bitter End with Pete and Brenda
Looking out from the Bitter End with Pete and Brenda

It was hard to believe the two weeks were almost gone. The days had blended into one another, and already, we were making plans to be sure we had an easy last sail to our marina of choice, Nanny Cay, just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Roadtown Fast Ferry dock. 
Cruise Ship in Great Harbor
Cruise Ship in Great Harbor

So we sailed south from Virgin Gorda, then east into Great Harbor on Peter Island. We knew this anchorage would give us a very quiet last night as it’s not extremely popular with the charter boat crowd. There’s only about a dozen moorings along the western shore, and the rest of the harbor is too deep for most charter boats. Great Harbor places us within an easy hour’s sail of Nanny Cay. No matter what the wind, it’s a beam reach over to the big island. 
Ocean Angel anchored in 45 feet of water, Great Harbor
Ocean Angel anchored in 45 feet of water, Great Harbor

We found very good snorkeling along the southwest shoreline, close to where we’d dropped the anchor. With no outboard to propel us, close by was a good thing! Our last night together was absolute perfection. Brenda had found a couple fantastic steaks at the BEYC market, not cheap, but worth every penny. With grilled potato, salad, fine wine, and a brilliant, star filled sky, what more could we ask? A perfect night and ending to our two weeks with good friends. 

Our last day and evening were spent at Nanny Cay Marina. We took the outboard to the shop for a new water pump, relaxed, had a great dinner at Peg Leg’s restaurant, then bid our friends a sad farewell. Time, as always, had passed much too quickly.

Take a Short Breather