Michael and Susan left Florida in April 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising. They completed their circumnavigation in June 2017.
12-15 Prickly Pear Island, Gorda Sound, Virgin Gorda
Pos: N18deg30.408min/ W064deg22.401min. We left at 0100 hours and had hoped to get 10-15 knots of wind for the run to Virgin Gorda. It didn't happen, in spite of all the weather prognosticators. We ended up motor-sailing the entire 80 miles from St Martin, but at least the seas were only 4-6' and the sun was out. (Actually, S reminded me that we did get 3-4 hours of good sailing in). It was squally around us but we didn't get any rain. The anchor went down at 1530 hours in 18' sand and we'll dinghy over to Gunn Creek to clear-in tomorrow. Our friend Sonja joined us in St Martin to cruise the BVI's over to St Thomas and get a bit of sailing experience. For now, that will have to wait a bit; it was Infini's trawler imitation that's greeted her! Pic: Michael and Sonja; it was a long dinghy ride to Gunn Creek to check into the BVI's. Calm (downwind) on the way there; a bit wet for the ride back (to windward).