This was a long day, we departed from Marigot in St. Martin at midnight and sailed / motorsailed to the BVI in high but long following seas in medium to light winds. The passage was unexciting and the autopilot worked all through the night so it was an easy 13 hour sail to Spanish Town, where we proceeded to clear in and drop off the bottom paint at Lauren and Rob's Southern Comfort plus stock up on supplies at the supermarket. After that, we went back upwind via diesel to the North Sound and anchored off Prickly Pear island for the rest of the day and night.

Napping on passage Nat napping and reading on passage from St. Martin to the BVI. We've almost arrived and Virgin Gorda is in the background.
(2012-01-10 16:55:34 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus 5.96m)
Napping on passage
Neckar Island shoreline Neckar Island, privately owned by Sir Richard Branson, is a luxury hotel for few select and monied guests.
[18°31'6.95"N 64°21'14.88"W (facing NW)]
Neckar Island shoreline
Palm trees off Neckar Island These 3 palm trees on a small spit off Neckar Island in the BVI are surely artificial but look pretty nonetheless.
[18°31'9.44"N 64°21'19.67"W (facing NW)]
Palm trees off Neckar Island
Lauren and Rob at Southern Comfort Lauren and Rob posing in front of their new boat, Southern Comfort, which they are repairing in preparation for departing the Spanish Town boatyard.
[18°26'49.35"N 64°26'15.14"W (facing S)]
Lauren and Rob at Southern Comfort
Rob catching the moment Rob catching the perfect sunset moment from the back of Zanshin in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda.
(2012-01-10 22:52:24 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/80s] ISO 320 Focus 2.24m)
Rob catching the moment
Nat at Happy Hour in the North Sound Natalie enjoying a cold Presidente at Happy Hour while anchored off Prickly Pear island in the North Sound.
(2012-01-10 22:49:58 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.8, 1/10s] ISO 100 Focus 1.50m)
Nat at Happy Hour in the North Sound
North Sound sunset Another colorful and impressive sight as the sun colors the clouds at sunset time in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the BVI.
(2012-01-10 22:52:42 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 320 Focus ∞)
North Sound sunset
Land Ahoy, maties Rob sighting land while we are at anchor in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the BVI.
(2012-01-10 22:54:13 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.8, 1/100s] ISO 400 Focus 1.50m)
Land Ahoy, maties
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