A fabulous day --- we all were up early. While Karen and Kerry took a morning dinghy ride, Ron and I were hiking up the extremely steep mountainside, checking out the resident goats scrambling about on the hillside fields, and taking in the amazing water views of Jost Van Dyke on the horizon. Just a gorgeous morning in the sunshine!
|Views of Jost Van Dyke on the horizon from Tortola's West End|
|Equinox amid all the sail boats in Soper's Hole, West End|
|Mother goat with her twins on the hillside|
We left West End before the winds picked up too much, and popped over to Jost Van Dyke for some beachside fun. We tried to anchor off the western side of the anchorage in Great Harbor, but the holding was negligible at best. The anchor was bouncing along on hard rocky shale, and after some discussion of depths and winds, we hauled up the anchor and made our way among the numerous charter boats to pick up a mooring. Throughout the day, we watched several boats all attempt to anchor in the same area, with the same results....clearly it's just an area of the anchorage that has poor holding. We were grateful to be on the mooring!