I tried to do some work aboard the boat this morning, but the back wasn't quite up to it. I managed to do the dishes and clean up the galley area but that was it. Then I lay down in the cockpit for a while and read my book for a bit before I got antsy and decided to drive around part of the island. The dirt road was quite rough and the little Jeep that I have held up much better than my back did. I met some British cruise ship guests walking the dirt road (without water) and offered them a bit of a drive around the north shore. I wanted to get some pictures taken with my camera and tripod, but unfortunately the had both the camera and tripod but was missing the connecting piece :(
Sundays is when The Elmtones play at the Elm in Cane Garden Bay. I joined Mal and Candace with a front-row seat and the band has not only matured with time but is now a 6-piece ensemble and they put on some great music. Unfortunately the food and service weren't commensurate and I ordered a simple meal of ribs with some rice for $18 and after an hour we asked about the food and it soon arrived - but served at room temperature, the ribs weren't even warm. I will certainly return to the Elm for the music but I won't be eating there again.
When I left there was a car parked behind me in the lot, blocking not only myself but 3 other cars! We had the license plate called but nobody responded and I was contemplating letting the air out of the tires when I tried the door of the car and it opened and the chime that denotes "You've left the key in the lock" went off. I drove the offending car to one of the many open parking spots and then departed for boat. Traffic was sparse but terrible, as can be expected on a full-moon night in the BVI. From a car driving with just parking lights to a couple with full high-beams and fog lights and the occasional driver playing chicken by taking up most of the road. I did stop to take two pedestrians as I didn't want them to become a statistic in the next day's paper.

Zanshin at the Lighthouse Marina docks Zanshin alongside at the Lighthouse Marina docks in Soper's Hole
(2020-02-09 17:14:14 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/200s] ISO 64)
Zanshin at the Lighthouse Marina docks
Over 1000 Horses This 3x350HP speedster was more photogenic than the boat ahead of it, with 3x400HP. What do you do with all those horsepower?
(2020-02-09 17:16:45 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/100s] ISO 64)
Over 1000 Horses
Zanshin's new paint job The new color scheme shines after cleaning while at the docks in Soper's Hole
(2020-02-09 17:17:16 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/160s] ISO 64)
Zanshin's new paint job
Jost van Dyke and Sandy Cay Jost van Dyke seen from the north shore of Tortola
(2020-02-09 17:36:32 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/200s] ISO 64)
Jost van Dyke and Sandy Cay
Cane Garden Bay The view of Cane Garden Bay from Stoutt's Lookout never fails to impress me
(2020-02-09 18:13:51 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/125s] ISO 64)
Cane Garden Bay
Driving down the Elevator The steep road called the 'Elevator' leads in a relatively straight line all the way from the top of the hill to Sea Cow's Bay
(2020-02-09 19:25:03 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/160s] ISO 64)
Driving down the Elevator
The Elmtones The Elmtones playing at the Elm in Cane Garden Bay
(2020-02-10 01:07:31 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/25s] ISO 2500)
The Elmtones
The Elmtones The Elmtones playing at the Elm in Cane Garden Bay
(2020-02-10 01:21:12 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/50s] ISO 4500)
The Elmtones
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