After a season of few itineraries, we found ourselves balancing schedules and timing for much of April and May. My mom (Kathy) turned 90 in early June and we celebrated in St Croix. Last year's trip to the Buccaneer was to celebrate my dad's 90th and this year we were invited again, along with my sister Cindy and husband Dan, for a week stay there to celebrate again. A quick flight from St Maarten to St Croix - thank you Liat - and we were in a king size bed, had endless hot water, and were waited on hand and foot.
|All of us... Maddie, Me, Mom, Dad, Cindy and Dan|
|Me, Mom, Cindy, & Dad|
|Cindy & Me|
|Tom & Giovanni|
|Mom and Dad & "The Boys"|
|Who is missing?|
|The birthday girl gets her cake|
|Much better at night!|
|Leaving Marigot at dawn|
|About 13 hours under power - the dreaded Anegada Passage|
|D & W's BIG cat dwarfs Saralane in the background|
|Evening sky in Mountain Point... a change in the weather?|
|Snorkeling the Caves at Norman Island|
|And the weather got better|
|Prickley Pear Beach|
|YCCS at North Sound|
|This is what happens after a week in the BVI|
After a great week, we put Eliza on the ferry back to St Thomas and home - then we had to hustle to our next scheduled activity - namely I was to deliver an Outbound back to RI while Maddie held the fort down in Nanny Cay marina where friends Ted & Claudia (and kids Max & Anya) work and live aboard.
After returning from the delivery, we left Nanny Cay, cleared out of the BVI and spent a week over in Francis Bay, St John. More about the delivery and Nanny Cay later. Hopefully this hasn't been to much of a travelogue, but it brings us fairly up to date. These images, from our vantage point in Francis Bay in St John, were taken within moments of each other as the sun set. Definitely a better view than in the HOT marina...