Ohana Sailing Adventure

Goodbye to the BVIs

We’ve had a wonderful time here in the British Virgin Islands these past 3 weeks. We’ve island hopped some, but we’ve also found our favorite anchorage and hung out there a lot of that time.


Being back in the BVIs has been bittersweet. Ted and I chartered here a couple of times almost 15 years ago, and it was an amazing feeling to come here on our own boat, living our dream. But like so much of this part of the Caribbean, it was hit by Hurricane Irma as a Category 5 hurricane, 16 months ago. The people have done so much to rebuild, but there are still so many reminders everywhere of the destruction. It’s also been much more crowded than we remember, and so much more expensive!

Before we leave tomorrow morning for a 3-day passage up to Turks and Caicos, we wanted to post something about our time here. More will be coming, but a few pictures for now…

Before Grandma and Grandpa left for home, we took a tour of Virgin Gorda and then spent some time in Leverick Bay, North Sound, on the northern end of Virgin Gorda.

We also got our ‘pirate’ on there – Grace really got into it!


We spent a lot of time in the Bight, on Norman Island. There are some great caves to snorkel into just around the bend, a few minutes by dinghy.

One of my favorite parts of this snorkel site was the evidence of coral regrowth after the hurricane.

We’ve had a fantastic time here and look forward to new adventures. We’ll also be working on getting some of our pictures from the southern Caribbean posted in the near future!

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