Today was a busy one& I'd invited Malcolm along with some guests of his, Sheila and Paul from North Carolina to do a day sail to Jost van Dyke and we began our trip at 10am with relatively light winds from aft and anchored (then took a mooring ball) off Sandy Cay, which I hadn't been to in a long time. While Malcolm remained aboard to guard our liquor supplies from marauding charter boat guests, the three of us took the path around the island and, upon our return, we sailed to Foxy's Taboo for a very tasty lunchtime snack before sailing along the shores of Jost van Dyke until we were abeam of the Soggy Dollar bar before beating back upwind in slightly boisterous conditions (but reefed sails) to Cane Garden Bay. While Malcolm returned home to pick up Candace for the Elmtones show at 7pm, Sheila, Paul and I remained aboard to see a nice sunset off St. Thomas before we, too, repaired to the show.
The band had an additional instrument this evening, a saxophone which I felt really completed their band and I think that the crowd (which filled every table) thought so as well and during the second set few seats were left full during the songs (I was an exception, but I do still have that back injury...).

Zanshin anchored off Sandy Cay Zanshin moored off the tiny island between Tortola and Jost van Dyke
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Zanshin anchored off Sandy Cay
Jost van Dyke seen from Sandy Cay The island of Jost van Dyke viewed from the soft sandy beach at Sandy Cay.
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Jost van Dyke seen from Sandy Cay
Sandy Cay memorial plaque The new memorial plaque
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Sandy Cay memorial plaque
Memorial to Edward Towle I had to use google to find out that this memorial to Mr. Towle was due to his efforts and work with habitats of small Caribbean islands.
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Memorial to Edward Towle
St. Thomas in the distance St. Thomas in the distance as seen from Sandy Cay in the BVI
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St. Thomas in the distance
Sheila and Paul on Sandy Cay Taken at the start of the path around around at the (new to me) plaque regarding the Rockefeller family donation of the island to the BVI.
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Sheila and Paul on Sandy Cay
Photos at the top of Sandy Cay Photos at the top of Sandy Cay
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Photos at the top of Sandy Cay
Sailing home from Jost On our way back from a lunchtime snack at Foxy's Taboo after having sailed by White Bay.
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Sailing home from Jost
Paul at Zanshin's helm Paul steering Zanshin on the run back to Cane Garden Bay and doing his pirate "Arrrr" growl.
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Paul at Zanshin's helm
Sunset backlight to Sheila and Paul At the time the picture seemed a good one, but I should have known that the bright sunset washes out all the colors
(2013-02-10 18:13:43 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/40s] ISO 200 Focus 2.00m)
Sunset backlight to Sheila and Paul
Cane Garden Bay sunset The end of another perfect day in the Caribbean
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Cane Garden Bay sunset
Pelicans on the Dock Pelicans at the dinghy dock of Foxy's Taboo in the BVI
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Pelicans on the Dock
Elmtones The saxophonist of the Elmtones during a solo performance
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Elmtones
Elmtones vocals and Bass Elmtones vocals and Bass
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Elmtones vocals and Bass
Elmtones lead guitar and vocals Elmtones lead guitar and vocals
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Elmtones lead guitar and vocals
Elmtones A Cappella Singing the Redemption Song by Bob Marley
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Elmtones A Cappella
Candace at the Elm Candace enjoying the Elmtones show at The Elm in Cane Garden Bay
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Candace at the Elm
Malcolm in the front row Malcolm at his seat front row centre at the Elmtones.
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Malcolm in the front row
Paul's last night in CGB Paul at the table listening to the Elmtones - perhaps he wishes that they could stay on the islands just a bit longer...
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Paul's last night in CGB
Audience at the Elmtones Paul and Sheila amongst others listening to the band after dinner.
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Audience at the Elmtones
Elmtones Keyboards Elmtones Keyboards
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Elmtones Keyboards
Elmtones watching guitar solo Elmtones watching guitar solo
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Elmtones watching guitar solo
Tired Elmtones groupie This audience member looks somewhat tired during the tail end of the first set of the Elmtones show.
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Tired Elmtones groupie
Pelican looking askance A Pelican on the dinghy dock looking at me askance as I try to get closer for a picture.
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Pelican looking askance
Sandy Cay A Panorama shot from the top of the hill looking from north to east
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Sandy Cay
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