The wind was from a southerly direction, so I was on a starboard tack from the anchorage all the way to the Virgin Gorda entrance channel and was just a couple of degrees off from being hard on the wind. There were no waves to speak of and the trip was a dream - champagne Caribbean sailing at it's best. Full sails, 7-8 knots and sunny skies!
I couldn't enter the channel under sail as the wind direction was wrong, and motoring into the North Sound and to my anchorage position off the Leverick Bay mooring field. I had time to take a short walk ashore, purchase some long-life milk so that I could make my morning coffee and started cooking a Bolognese sauce in the mid-afternoon. 4 hours later I was ready to eat and the batteries had taken a bit of a hit because of the long simmering time, but as I knew that I'd be motoring for at least 10 hours tomorrow I wasn't worried about the energy consumption. The meal was tasty and quite spicy since I'd used a Jalapeno or two plus a Scotch Bonnet and I could hear Michael Beans' Happy Arrr show from my boat. After a glass of wine and the heavy dinner I didn't stay awake long at all...

Sailing between Jost and Virgin Gorda I'm only doing about 5 knots at the moment, but there's no waves, bright sunshine and the conditions are perfect
(2016-04-05 11:48:18 NIKON D7100 [f/9.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Sailing between Jost and Virgin Gorda
Megayacht ketch I missed the name of this beautiful ketch under sail, but she was doing 10 knots downwind.
(2016-04-05 11:51:12 NIKON D7100 [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Megayacht ketch
Zanshin day shape I've got my black ball day shape up to indicate that I'm at anchor and not under way.
(2016-04-05 17:25:00 NIKON D7100 [f/10.0, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Zanshin day shape
Mangele and the happy hour show Michael Beans' Mangele ketch in the foreground while he's in the backgroun on stage playing his happy hour show
(2016-04-05 17:25:51 NIKON D7100 [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Mangele and the happy hour show
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