Monday, October 27, 2008
Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda, BVI
We left Village Cay Marina on Sunday at Noon and made a short trip to Norman Island. It was a beautiful day and there were a good number of boats moored in Pirate’s Cove. We relaxed for a while on the bow of the boat watching the many charter sails come and go. There was a steady stream of boats going to the Willie T and we could here the bar getting rowdier and rowdier as the afternoon wore on.
We took the dingy ashore to Pirate’s Bight where we purchased a bucket of Painkiller’s. The drink was delicious and we sipped on it while cooling off in the surf. Afterwards, we took the dingy to Willie T’s and bellied up to the bar for some more Painkillers. We grabbed two stools and people-watched for a couple of hours. There were some folks who were feeling no pain which made for an entertaining afternoon. All of the normal Willie T shenanigans ensued: diving off the top of the boat, body shots, dancing, flashing, drunken carousing… That must be an interesting place to work- I am sure the bartenders there have a lifetime of stories.
This morning we took a four hour sail to Virgin Gorda and are moored at the Bitter End Yacht Club. It is an absolutely gorgeous day and the view here is incredible. Our plans for this afternoon include more of the same: cocktails, beaches, swimming, dozing, etc. The plan is to wake up at dawn and depart for St. Martin- a 12 hour sail. We are watching the weather to make sure it is on our side..