Today was another lazy day in the tropics. I remained at anchor until 2 in the afternoon, doing some cleaning below mixed with browsing the internet with the fast free internet connection at Saba Rock and then I met a gent that I'd known through an internet sailing forum, he's chartering a very big Voyage 520 catamaran called Ottertude which makes Zanshin seem a lot less large. After they departed for Norman Island I raised the genoa and sailed the one mile downwind to Leverick Bay for the evening. I cleaned up and went ashore to say "Hi" to Nick and Michael and sat through the happy hour show.
Back aboard I made some food, napped a bit in the warmth of the cockpit and then managed to slip on the way down the companionway. The fall was a bad one, my left hand is sprained badly so that I can't move my thumb, but luckily nothing broken and I've bandaged it up. The nasty part was either on the way down or upon landing I bashed my coccyx (tailbone) and now have some pretty impressive back pain in most positions and particularly when moving from one to another. The only position that isn't painful is standing, which isn't particularly conducive to sleeping. I'm typing this text while standing because I can't find a sitting position which doesn't cause spike of pain in my back. I didn't sleep much last night, and what little I got was fitful at best. Hopefully it will get better today - I believe there is nothing I can do but grin and bear it; I did take two aspirin just now but don't think it has much of a chance, but the stronger analgesics aboard are for real emergencies. At least now I have an iron-clad excuse to not do anything but laze around all day!

Saildoggie aboard Ottertude Saildoggie, an acquaintance from an internet forum, sailing by on the massive Voyage 520 catamaran.
(2013-02-06 11:57:28 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
Saildoggie aboard Ottertude
Ottertude sailing away A large voyage catamaran, "Ottertude" sailing by.
(2013-02-06 11:58:04 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/1000s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
Ottertude sailing away
Megayacht SKAT (or 9906) The vaguely military look of this megayacht belies the opulence found aboard.
(2013-02-06 14:20:57 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
Megayacht SKAT (or 9906)
SKAT's 'toy room' opened up The Toy Chamber opened up on SKAT
(2013-02-06 14:20:37 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
SKAT's 'toy room' opened up
Villas at Leverick Bay Hillside villas above Leverick Bay.
(2013-02-06 14:34:59 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
Villas at Leverick Bay
Carib at Jumbies An ice-cold Carib at the Leverick Bay Jumbies Bar during happy-hour.
(2013-02-06 17:04:52 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 500 Focus 0.45m)
[18°29'50.83"N 64°23'10.59"W (facing SE)]
Carib at Jumbies
Michael Beans Happy Hour Show Michael packs them in with his show - the stage has been moved back since last year in order to accomodate the crowds.
(2013-02-06 17:41:21 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/50s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[18°29'50.83"N 64°23'10.59"W (facing NW)]
Michael Beans Happy Hour Show
Leverick docks and cruise ship A cruise ship entering the channel to the North Sound during the dusk hour as seen from my place watching Michael Beans' happy hour show
(2013-02-06 17:41:06 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/7.1, 1/200s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
Leverick docks and cruise ship
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