Michael and Susan left Florida in 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising.
2-1 Francis Bay
We've been on the move. But, while anchored in Charlotte Amalie, we did a laundry at the Washboard Laundromat. It's a few blocks from the dinghy dock at Yacht Haven Grand, and is reputedly the least expensive laundromat in the Eastern Caribbean. Wash and dry (self-serve) for a small load cost less than $5.00. One morning, we dinghied over to the dock area near the USCG jetty and walked to a lovely bakery (name forgotten), for delicious sweets. It's a bit of a run, but we also dinghied to St Thomas Propane, located in Krum Bay, where a fill for one of our 20 pound tanks cost $23.00. On the way back, we stopped at Crown Bay Marina to go to the chandlery there, as well as topped off several jerry jugs with diesel ($3.17/gallon) and gasoline. For those needing it, friends of ours filled their FW tanks there at $.16/gallon. We had a nice get together at the Tap and Still with Bill and Tracy of sv Zephyr. Charlotte Amalie got pretty crowded with cruise ships; 3 at the dock and 1 in the bay; it was time to leave. We motored to Christmas Cove, coincidentally seeing our friend Richard (Sea Level) leaving as we approached. After two nights there, we motor sailed to here, and are awaiting better weather before heading back to St Thomas. Hokan and Anna of sv Unicorn stopped by to chat and we've visited with Reality Check (Ken and Lori), Allegro (Lee and Sharon), Gosi (Tom and Barbara) and today will be seeing Phil and Norma (Minnie B) for happy hour aboard. A lovely spot, this.