Today we finished our second circumnavigation of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. We made our first clockwise tour in November, just after Jeff and Felipe brought the boat down from the Chesapeake, and before we started our stint as Bay Hosts for the Virgin Island National Park Service (USVI). On our initial trip we hit up anchorages on Jost Van Dyke, Trellis Bay, the Dogs, Virgin Gorda, Peter Island, and the West End.
On our second circumnavigation, we circled Tortola counterclockwise. We knew that there were several things we wanted to see before we began the slow sail home , so we made a list while we were still at Leinster and took a little over 2 weeks to check off most of our goals (You always gotta leave something undone to return to!). On this time around, we hit up several of the islands on the Sir Francis Drake Channel including Norman, Peter, Salt, and Cooper. We also spent a night in Road Town before heading around to Trellis Bay again. Our last night in the BVI was spent in Cane Garden Bay grooving to the trio Too Smooth at Quito’s. And just before we checked out, we did one of the most important things on our list – stopped in at Sebastian’s to pick up a bit of rum.