Spirit is alive and well

It’s been four months since our last post when we raced down to the British Virgin Islands from Portsmouth, Virginia – seems like just yesterday. Over the winter Spirit has been busy visiting just about every anchorage in the U. S. and British Virgin Islands with friends and a few charters. These sailing grounds are still our favorites – beautiful beaches, consistent trade winds, anchorages everywhere and wonderful snorkeling.

In April we’ll be participating in the 2017 BVI Oyster Regatta, a week of racing and socializing with fellow Oyster owners, then in May we plan to head west to the islands off the Eastern end of Puerto Rico – the Spanish Virgins. All this before once again Spirit heads north to make way for the Caribbean hurricane season. Our transit north to Newport will include a stop in Bermuda, which just happens to coincide with the America’s Cup races being held there – what a coincidence.

Below are a few recent photos of our beloved Virgin Islands – a reminder of why we keep going back.

A secluded beach on Guana Island

A secluded beach on Guana Island

A Friendly turtle stopped by

A Friendly turtle stopped by

Caneel Bay, St. John

Caneel Bay, St. John

Tarpon attracted to Spirit's underwater lights

Tarpon attracted to Spirit’s underwater lights

Just another pristine anchorage

Another pristine anchorage

A resting sting ray

A resting sting ray

Spirit moored at Marina Cay

Spirit moored in the center at Marina Cay 

Michael Beans joins us after his pirate share at Leverick Bay - Arrrh

Michael Beans joins us after his pirate show at Leverick Bay – Arrrh!

A typical BVI sunset

Another BVI sunset

A typical week's journey around the Virgin Islands

A typical week’s journey around the Virgin Islands