The anchor held well overnight despite the odd squall passing through the anchorage. I tried to make the remaining bread from the dough in the fridge but it did not want to really rise again, and after waiting an hour for some yeast action I gave up and left the bread in the cold oven and got underway. The winds were not optimal for Cane Garden Bay, so I ended up doubling the distance sailed but had a great sail in 20 knot winds under reefed sails while the other boats were all motorsailing or just plain motoring upwind.
At Cane Garden Bay I anchored in 20 feet and the anchor held well on the first try. I went snorkeling and realized that I might have my work cut out for me when I leave because the tip of the anchor went beneath a rock/coral so I'll have to make sure that I don't pull backwards, just straight upwards, when I depart. I anchored quite close to the reef, about 30 feet behind the boat the water shoals to about 6 feet, but I'm very secure and safe where I am in 15 feet of water.
The bread dough hadn't fared too well on the sailing passage and had drooped again, but an hour later it had risen as far as it would go and I fired up the generator to make power for the oven, the watermaker, the water heater and finally to charge the batteries. 40 minutes later the bread was ready and it was not bad, it had risen more than I thought and was quite light - but it was rather bland and I think I might have been a bit too sparing with the sea-salt. But fresh bread from the oven coupled with melted butter always tastes good to me.
At 18:30 it was time to head ashore and visit The Elm to meet up with Malcolm and Candace and perhaps other people that I'd informally met online on one of the sailing forums. Mal always has the front table reserved as he's a regular so I, once again, had a VIP seat right close to the band and the normal band was complemented by another musician, Jeff Ross, who was excellent and gave the band a very different feel to their normal performance.

Sandy Cay seen from the sea Zipping by the southern shores of little Sandy Cay in the BVI on my way to Cane Garden Bay.
(2012-01-12 12:21:47 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Sandy Cay seen from the sea
Looking back at Jost Sailing past the little island of Sandy Cay, Jost van Dyke can be seen in the distance.
(2012-01-12 12:24:58 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/7.1, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Looking back at Jost
Rocky shores of Sandy Cay The cliffs and rocky shores of the windward eastern shores of Sandy Cay with Jost van Dyke in the background.
(2012-01-12 12:24:20 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Rocky shores of Sandy Cay
Hills around Cane Garden Bay The eastern hills overlooking the Cane Garden Bay anchorage on Tortola.
(2012-01-12 17:41:22 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Hills around Cane Garden Bay
Bread from the oven This bread took a long time to rise, first an hour in the morning but it didn't go, then it fell during a sail and then rose again in an hour but the final product was edible.
(2012-01-12 15:28:31 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.8, 1/8s] ISO 100)
Bread from the oven
Looking ashore at Cane Garden Bay Looking ashore at the dock and waterfront places in Cane Garden Bay, BVI
(2012-01-12 17:37:09 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Looking ashore at Cane Garden Bay
Sunset on the water Looking towards St. Thomas from my boat during sunset at Cane Garden Bay
(2012-01-12 17:54:50 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Sunset on the water
Hunting at sunset Using the last rays of daylight, this bird of prey is looking for some poor fish swimming at the surface.
(2012-01-12 17:59:05 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Hunting at sunset
St. Thomas at sunset Looking towards the setting sun behind St. Thomas from Cane Garden Bay in the BVI.
(2012-01-12 17:57:52 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/25s] ISO 100)
St. Thomas at sunset
Elmtones Sax player The Elmtones' sax player performing a solo during their performance at the Elm
(2012-01-12 19:57:56 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/8s] ISO 800)
Elmtones Sax player
Jammin' guitar Jamming Rock & Roll guitar at the elm.
(2012-01-12 19:30:37 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/40s] ISO 800)
Jammin' guitar
Big Tree - Small Axe Singing the "Small Axe" Lyrics at the Elm.
(2012-01-12 19:22:57 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/10s] ISO 800)
Big Tree - Small Axe
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