19 Feb 2013

[Cruise News] Norman Island, BVI

We returned to this lovely anchorage (the Bight) yesterday after a detour to Road Town, the capital of the BVI.  There must be in excess of 40 islands making up the BVI but they are all very close together making it an ideal cruising area for sailors, novices in particular.  According to Paul, the fount of all knowledge (!), they were named by Columbus in honour of the 40 virgins quoted in the bible.

I have to be honest and say the only thing to mar the experience of being here is the sheer number of charter boats.  Unlike other areas wge have visited, where long-term cruisers are  the order of the day,  week long charterers make up the majority of  sailors out here and it's just not the same.

One thing the bar at the Bight excels at is the painkiller cocktail,,  devised in Jost Van Dyck, I, and they are a 10 out of 10.  Paul complimented the barman tonight and he added extra  rations  of rum!  Since we were last in the bar  4 years ago it has undergone an amazing transformation - tourism must be doing well here.
P.s. Loving the tanned legs!!!