After a slow morning I motored over and anchored at Gun Creek in order to clear out of the BVI with destination St. Martin. The website showed 08:00 to 16:00 as their opening hours and I wasn't sure about their lunch hours. I now know, having arrived there at 12:30 in time to see the "Closed" sign being put up. I was told that I should come back at 13:30 and I did return then, within a couple of minutes they opened up and completed the exit formalities and have my "Zarpe" (exit papers) showing I've cleared out of the last country and this document will be required for me to clear into my destination. I plan on having an early dinner aboard and then sleeping until around midnight and then proceeding under sail and motor to St. Martin. The winds are relatively favorible, from the ENE and my course is ESE so I should be able to use the sails to give me a lot of energy and use the engine to let me point closer to the. I'm not sure if I'll be able to use the genoa that close to the wind, but I'll find out soon.
After completing the exit formalities I motored over to the shallow sandy area off Leverick Bay and instead of heading to their BBQ all-you-can-eat and the Jumbies show I decided to get the boat and dinghy ready for the passage and make my own BBQ aboard the boat in order to have an early evening and get some sleep prior to midnight.
The marinating and thawing steak smells fantastic every time I open up the container; must be my special sauce mix plus the 2 cloves of crushed garlic I added. I know I should wait a bit longer before firing up the BBQ but my stomach is grumbling loudly and I don't think I can wait much longer.

Gun Creek The blue building houses the Customs & Immigration facility at Gun Creek on Virgin Gorda in the BVI.
(2013-02-22 12:34:32 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Gun Creek
Anchored off Leverick Bay Anchored off Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda in the BVI. It is a long dinghy ride in, but the mooring field is large and my anchoring position is in a mere 20 feet of water over excellent holding in sand and I'd rather spend the $30 for food and drink ashore than for a mooring ball.
(2013-02-22 18:03:25 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/50s] ISO 100 Focus 2.66m)
Anchored off Leverick Bay
Leverick Bay docks The docks at Leverick Bay seen from the top of the fuel dock building at the end of the dock.
(2013-02-22 15:55:26 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Leverick Bay docks
Magma grill on Zanshin My Cataline BBQ aboard Zanshin prior to seeing some action in winds, hence the paper towels below to keep the wind from blowing out the flames.
(2013-02-22 10:25:42 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/16.0, 1/60s] ISO 250 Focus 1.00m)
Magma grill on Zanshin
Yacht ZoomZoomZoom at Leverick This oddly named yacht dwarfs all the other boats at the Leverick Bay docks.
(2013-02-22 15:54:40 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus 3.76m)
Yacht ZoomZoomZoom at Leverick
BVI courtesy flag removed The BVI courtesy flag now removed prior to departure.
(2013-02-22 18:01:21 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.8, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 0.89m)
BVI courtesy flag removed
Flying the The "Q", or Quarantine, flag flown on Zanshin after clearing out of the BVI with destination of St. Martin.
(2013-02-22 18:02:44 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 3.16m)
Flying the "Q" Flag
Steak marinating A frozen steak marinating and thawing out prior to seeing the hot side of the BBQ aboard the boat.
(2013-02-22 16:49:32 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 0.50m)
Steak marinating
Leverick Bay panorama Panorama shot taken from the top of the fuel dock building at Leverick Bay in the BVI.
(2013-02-22 15:55:11 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Leverick Bay panorama
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