Red Skies at Night, Sailors Delight
Posted: Fri, Jun 17, 2011
Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
Today was an absolute perfect day, both for sailing and diving. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and everyone was in a great mood. We lifted anchor around 7:30 today and set sail for Salt Island. The sail over was as perfect as we could hope for. The wind went up to around 25 knots and we were moving along around 7.5 knots. After a couple of tacks, we got to Salt Island and hopped in the water for the first time. The water was a beautiful 83 degrees and crystal clear. People in the Dolphin program went off and did a fish ID while Rescue and Neptune went for a fun recreational dive. We saw a barracuda, lots of small fish, and amazing coral. When we got back to the boat we realized that Justin and I had lost our snorkels and Greg was nice enough to pick them up. We had to sing a duet “Don’t Stop Believing” to get them back. After a lunch of PB and J and Pringles we set sail once more. We set out and immediately found ourselves in an impromptu race with two other cats and a monohull. We started to slow but we soon passed the monohull and one of the cats. We were deadlocked with Chris’s cat, Odyssea, but we managed to pull ahead with speeds reaching up to 9.0 knots. We were in the lead until we tacked and lost some speed then tried to shoot between two islands and pulled into Savanna Bay. We immediately jumped in the water and began to swim around the boat. We were also taking lessons in how to drive the dinghy. Now Miela and Brit are making us a dinner of penne alfredo and we’re all looking on ravenously. After we have dinner we’re looking forward to another night of hanging out. All in all, today was almost perfect.