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Roadtown, Tortola

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15th February, 2016

We made our approaches towards the BVI early this morning, sailing through the Salt Island passage with ‘Salt Island’ to starboard and ‘Dead Chest’ island to port. The British Virgin Islands are always a highlight of any Caribbean cruise, and today proved to be no exception. With our pilot onboard at 7am we made our way into the bay and onto our berth for 8am.

The passengers were soon off on their tours, taking in a four-wheel-drive safari, Tortola Island Highlights, or the North Shore and Pusser’s Landing. Those who preferred to stay around Roadtown wandered over to Pusser’s Bar which was as busy as ever, serving a concoction known as a ‘Painkiller’ that seemed to have the opposite effect!

The day came and went all too quickly it seemed, although it proved to be a fitting end to our run of Caribbean ports and many passengers commented, as I welcomed them back onboard, that we really had saved the best to last.

So we slipped our lines and bid a fond farewell to the Caribbean shores sailing out through the Rock Island passage with beautiful Virgin Gorda to the north. We now plot a course of 060 degrees which we shall follow for nearly 2500nm as we make our way back across the pond and towards the Atlantic isles of the Azores.

Captain Wesley Dunlop

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