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Septuagenarians Frank and Jean climbed aboard Bel Ami with graceful aplomb for a 5 day sailing vacation Bucket List Buster. Starting with an airport pickup, we ventured up to Paradise Point for some Bushwackers and Painkillers to ease the tensions of their journey from near the Big Apple. We dropped them off at Two Palms overlooking Secret Harbor, where they decided to spend the night prior to embarking on their charter. Next day they hung out at Secret Harbor Beach where Bel Ami was at anchor while we made our last minute preparations, and then we dinghied them aboard and hauled anchor, shoving off to begin our voyage into the great beyond...that is, the BVI. The wind was blowing mightily as we tacked up to Jost Van Dyke and introduced Frank and Jean to Foxy who regaled them with his stories. Next day we visited White Bay and the Soggy Dollar Bar, and also visited Foxy's son Wendall who played his guitar and sang for us. Made a quick stop at Ivan's Stress Free Bar, then sailed over to Foxy's Taboo for the full moon party and fire dancers. Then onward we sailed across the northside of Tortola, fighting winds gusting to 30+ knots, stopping at a secluded anchorage on Guana Island for lunch, then down through the Camanoe Passage to Lee Bay, where we spent a very pleasant evening in a well protected anchorage. From Lee Bay we sailed across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Towne, and took a taxi to the Bathes, where we managed to avoid most of the crowds and ended up having a leisurely lunch at the Top of the Bathes along with the local rasta roosters (just us chickens...). Deciding not to battle upwind any further, we rode the wind westward down the Sir Francis Drake Channel, with Frank trolling a fishing line for the big one...thats why you call it fishing and not catching! We ended up in the Bight at Normal Island, where we snorkeled and visited the Willi T. Enjoyed a shot-ski and provided inspiration to the youngsters who were cheering us on. Sailing westward we made for Leinster Bay, again Frank successfully trolling a line...successful in that he didn't get it tangled in the dinghy, didn't deflate the dinghy with the hook, and no one got a fish hook stuck in them! The only thing that got snagged was seaweed. Congratulations Frank!!! At Leinster Bay Frank and Jean climbed to the top of the ruins overlooking the bay, and discovered the remains of Murphy, the original owner of the Annenberg Sugar Mill. What a find!! We've been going there for years and have never seen it. A tour of the Annenberg Sugar Mill came next, and then we made our way back to St. Thomas, having had a most remarkable and memorable 5 days voyage with Frank and Jean.