Our Final Cruise around the BVI

Posted By: Geoff & Iza Prower on June 7th 2015

Eustacia Sound, Virgin Gorda
Eustacia Sound, Virgin Gorda

So the time has come.

After 5 enjoyable but busy years in the British Virgin Islands, we are heading for new cruising and chartering grounds.

Our final cruise around the BVI, saying farewell to a few more of our favourite places was with our son Simon, wife Miho and daughters, Aila (3) and Maaya, (6 months). Simon has been on board many times but this was the family’s first visit.

The Baths
The Baths

Favourite placed included in this trip were Monkey Point and White Bay, Guana Island; Valley Trunk Bay, The Baths, North Sound and Eustacia Sound, Virgin Gorda.

Final preparations this week for leaving the BVI, then looking for a favourable weather window for a run to the southern Bahamas. Our plan is to spend around three weeks working our way north through the Bahamas, then head for Fort Lauderdale, Florida for some retail therapy and re-supply. A few boat jobs to complete there, the major one being the installation of new fuel tanks, then we are off to Belize. Plan on being in Belize by early August to prepare for our Belize charter season starting November.

We will be adding a map to this blog along with tracks of our route for anyone to follow.

Snorkelling in Belize

Posted By: Geoff & Iza Prower on September 14th 2015

Fans, soft corals

The diving and snorkeling are superb. Pick a reef, any reef, jump in and see what you find. Many more vibrant varieties and colours of both coral and fish than we ever experienced in the BVI. Every island has a reef. There are patch reefs all over the place to explore. Then there is the barrier reef itself and the offshore atolls. This is an area that could take years to explore properly.

And then there are those magical moments such as when a magnificent, curious Eagle Ray swims past, or, as when sailing south from Turneffe Reef to Glover’s Reef, (both offshore atolls outside the barrier reef), we were joined by probably around 40 spinner dolphins. They stayed with us, playing in the bow wave and the wake for almost 30 minutes. 

 

Lots of Grunts