|Passing by Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas|
|John H skips along behind us through the harbor in St Thomas|
|Air/marine traffic in the harbor|
|One critter on the beach|
|Zillions of them suspended in the shallow water in Francis Bay|
|Tube worm and spider crab|
|Peacock flounder trying to blend in|
You know it's been a slow few weeks when I have more photos of this little lizard than anything else...
|"Hello? Anyone out there?"|
|"Let me OUT!!!!!!"|
Walking the beach on the Maho side of the bay we spotted this Night Heron perched on a branch over the water.
|Classic palms (and power lines) in the Caribbean|
|Drip drip drip...|
|Rik swings by when he sees us arrive in Caneel Bay|
|Rik gives us the tour... the cushy salon on m/v Satisfaction. Very swanky.|
|Looks like it's back to washing in the bucket for now|
Before we tucked Saralane away in Nanny Cay for our time away, we connected with our friends Ted and Claudia and their cool kids Max and Anya. We met these guys our first year out and since then they've left behind life on land and are living aboard their boat Demeter in Tortola.
|Max - dinghy captain|
|We snorkel around Ted and Claudia's bubbles in Mountain Point|
While Skip and crew were sailing north, I was spending time with family and friends in Delaware - and got to see my niece Carly graduate from high school. Yay Carly!!! She's off to college in the fall, and hopefully we'll get her back down to visit us on Saralane before she graduates from college.
|Carly the high school graduate!|
|The high school graduate, still in elementary school.|
|Clockwise from L: Carly and her cousins at her graduation party: Gavin, Maya, Carly holding baby Bryson, Aidan and Sasha|
|How to spot an Aussie pirate.... John's Crocs.|
|How to spot good traveling companions... they're still smiling at the end of a long day of travel. John and Fran on the ferry to Tortola.|
These two are really fun to spend time with and we've been sharing meals and drinks and swapping movies and stories (and borrowing their paddleboard - thanks guys!). We're going to stick around here for now; it's windy as hell and we're not inclined to head east until conditions moderate. For now we're enjoying the quiet of being in the BVI off season...