Michael and Susan left Florida in 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising.
2-9 Chiva Bay, Vieques
Pos: N18deg06.63min/ W065deg23.18min. We had a single reef in the main and about 1/2-3/4 jib flying almost dead downwind in 15-20, gusts to 28 knots of wind and reached this anchorage in good time. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, what looks inviting on the chart is not so on arrival. I'd guess it's because of this time of year, but the SE-ESE swells wrapped around the small island that we thought would offer some protection (but didn't), and we rolled horribly to the cross swell, all night. It was a bit late to go further west towards Sun Bay, and we also considered that that area had two reports of dinghy and motor thefts these last few months as reported in the Caribbean Safety and Security Net, so we sucked it up and made the best of it. Ugly stuff. Pic: Ah...Sue baked some banana and blueberry (yes fresh!) muffins for the freezer. Love them with our morning coffee.