I talked briefly with Somewhere in the morning and was surprised to find out that the winds had gusted to 50 the night before. I was only vaguely aware of hearing the showers pass by overhead and the boat jerking on the anchor at the end of a swing and thinking “I'm holding” before nodding off again. Although I'm not a particularly heavy sleeper aboard, I do trust my ground tackle enough to sleep soundly. I think that I will wake up if something untoward happens, I've done that in the past.
I sailed downwind to Soper's Hole with just a reefed genoa at about 4-6 knots depending on the wind and the big yacht Chronos with just one of the gaff sails was ahead of me but slightly faster. Then, the elegant Canova zoomed past us under full sail. At Soper's I had intended on grabbing a mooring ball in order to go shopping ashore but all the balls were taken so I continued on to Diamond Cay off Jost van Dyke.
As I'd run out of bread I decided to give my baking skills a brush up and prepared some bread, using an on-line recipe from Jamie Oliver's website. At first I was surprised since my bread dough had the consistency of pancake batter, then I re-checked and realized I'd used 1 pound of flour rather than the 1 Kilogramme specified. After adding the missing flour and kneading the rather soft dough I let it rise, then formed half of it into a bread pan for baking. Because the consistency was still rather thin I let it bake longer and got a batch of edible bread, but it was rather bland and certainly not a success. I remain very tempted to get a bread maker!

Diamond Cay anchorage The shoreline with Foxy's Taboo at Diamon Cay on Jost van Dyke in the BVI.
(2012-01-09 13:04:14 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Diamond Cay anchorage
Turtles in the anchorage Turtles are common in this small anchorage.
(2012-01-09 12:33:08 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Turtles in the anchorage
Bread dough rising The dough rising (I'd used Saran Wrap on the top and had to peel it away, giving it a strange look).
(2012-01-09 18:51:42 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.2, 1/15s] ISO 800)
Bread dough rising
Droopy bread I used a knife to cut the top before baking, but that seemed to do something unwanted to the top of the bread.
(2012-01-09 19:56:22 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/15s] ISO 800)
Droopy bread
Propellor injuries healing The bruises are looking better today, but the swelling is still quite large and bothersome. No swimming today.
(2012-01-09 19:24:40 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/4s] ISO 800)
Propellor injuries healing
Xmas tree lights My anchorage neighbour is still well-lit at night.
(2012-01-09 20:43:04 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/2s] ISO 2000)
Xmas tree lights
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