Posts tagged: sailing

Avast ye maties

Our final stop for the day was Great Harbor where we planned to go to Foxy’s after dinner to listen to music and dancing. On the way Brandon talked about some of his other trips and how they would have to vary their itinerary when they have kids on board (normally Tradewinds doesn’t allow children on […]

Thursday November 15th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »


View BVI Tradewinds 2012 in a larger map After our success at Great Dog, we continued our journey across the sea to Beef Island.  Brandon and Monica knew of a fun little resturaunt in Trellis Bay. We moored near the resturaunt and enjoyed our evening cocktail hour on the boat.  Then we cleaned up, I […]

Wednesday November 14th, 2012 in , , , , | No Comments »

The Mission at Great Dog

After we left Virgin Gorda we motored across to Great Dog.  The seas were a little rough but after a little searching we found a nice spot on the far side of the island.  Sandy, Jamie, Sam, and Donna were going to go snorkeling.  They loaded up in the dinghy and Monica took them across to a […]

Tuesday November 13th, 2012 in , , , , , , | No Comments »


Brandon taught us a new word on our trip.  Chilaxing. Of course it was more than just a word.  It’s a state of mind.  And there is no better way to chilax than kicking back on the open seas and watching the clouds go by.  No bills.  No traffic.  The only noise is the sound of […]

Monday November 12th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Virgin Gorda’s two gas stations & more…

Drip, drip, drip… It rained on us some Sunday night – we had to close the hatch which made it a little stuffy down below, although it still wasn’t too bad. Sandy got the worse end of the deal because there was a slight leak in the hatch directly above her. It was like chinese […]

Monday November 12th, 2012 in , , , , , | 1 Comment »

BVI Tradewinds

Just a quick post while we’re on shore and I have a wireless connection.  Trip is great – there’s twelve of us altogether.  Captain and first mate (Brandon & Monica), a couple of trainees (Galli & Sam), English couple (David & Louise), friends from San Francisco (Donna & Jamie), and a couple from Mass (Steve […]

Sunday November 11th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Turquoise Dreams

Our home for the next seven days was a 46′ long catamaran named Turquoise Dreams.  She was the first boat in the Tradewinds fleet… which might explain why Brandon spent so much time with a wrench in his hand (just kidding… despite a couple of hiccups that boat was in great shape and absolutely beautiful).  […]

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