BVI Bareboat Cruising & Dreaming

Every time I look at old photo’s of our previous trips down to the BVI I think I should post some of them to my blog so that all 2015 cruisers can start to visualize whats around the corner. By the way, the banner photo above was taken at Sandy Spit, our favorite day anchorage to swim, explore and simply mellow out. In 2010 I made a GPS track and imported it into Google Maps, here is a snapshot of it: BVIIf you want the full experience and are licensed to surf, Click here for the Google Maps version.

Most of the photo’s are from 2010 with a few from 2002 like the one below of Conch Charters where we’ll be picking up our cat. Don’t let the telephone wires and rusty shed put you off, focus on the boats, that’s where we’ll be and out far from the metropolis of Road Town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACooper Island was often an early stop and they have a dress code.

IMG_2853bFront and back that is. IMG_2852b

IMG_2858bHigh tide did not stop Jerry’s happy hour.

IMG_2855bI believe this is Cooper’s dingy dock, you’ll see many of them, and all the dingy’s all look the same when you are ready to ferry back to your boat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2002 rail meat as Jerry fills the sails with wind in Sir Francis Drake Channel which will take us up to  Trellis Bay.


IMG_2884bIf Rose can remember what she said I will update this post with an appropriate caption.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext stop will be The Baths, haven’t been there since 2002 so it’ll ne new for all of us.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great snorkel stop is The Dogs with lunch served on deck afterwards. Callaghan’s, please note the choice of beers available – pick any one of the three.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a great photo of Rose & Rhonda at The Bitter End in the North Sound and no, they did not fall in.

IMG_2877bLeaving the North Sound and heading out for Anegada to the north east.


From the anchorage on the south side we took a taxi over to Flash of Beauty which has the best snorkeling around.

IMG_2928bFun & games on the beach. There is a story here but you will have to ask one of the participants for the details. That’s the reef in the background which ends where you see the white water

IMG_2938b  Ann & Jerry – we  could get used to this.IMG_2941bOur taxi – Anegada style.


Back to Sandy Spit off of Jost van Dyke, that’s the Spit you see with with the boats to the right. There is also a larger Sandy Cay in the background that we have not visited.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere is always some cajoling to get the Malone’s into the water and then there’s Dan below, could be sleeping …..


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen it was over to Little Harbor on Jost and a quick dingy to Sidney’s Peace & Love (mix your own). We asked for a drink and the barmaid on the right said we should mix our own. The Malone’s were quick to find their way behind the bar and mix away, they could be locals don’t you think?

IMG_2866bDingy riding. This might have been Coopers from the dress attire – photo out of order ….

IMG_2998bWake up Jerry, the 10 days are almost over and then you need to give it back – the boat that is.


IMG_3003bLast day it rained as we crossed the channel to give the boat back. Jerry always says that if he brings his (yellow) foul weather gear it will not rain – not true this year.

IMG_3007bIf flying out of Beef Island on Tortola you can check in and then nip down to the waters edge for a last drink.

IMG_3008bThat was it – another unforgettable BVI sailing trip.