New Tricks for an Old Dog (Salty) Tara and Kyle needed a getaway from work and kids, were on a budget, so we worked out a win-win and they came aboard in the middle of April. Their 5 day trip took place during some of the most unusual weather, most notably a reversal of the normal weather and wind patterns. Normally the winds blow out of the east, making heading eastward into the BVI sailing grounds a major effort for the first few days of the trip. In their case, we were blown eastward by the very unusual southwest winds, allowing us to visit new places heretofore avoided because of the usual and normal prevailing easterly tradewinds. For example, on our 2nd day out we stayed at the southeast section of Guana Island, normally a very poor anchorage when the prevailing easterly tradewinds are blowing. Some of the snorkeling spots we visited were amazing especially by Ginger Island. Other trip highlights included the Baths, Salt Island (where some salt was being harvested), Wreck of the Rhone, Sandy Cay and Jost Van Dyke. Enjoy the pics!!
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