As the sun rose the next morning we moved around to the bay off Pomato Point where our only company was a large yacht further off the shore. Dragging the dinghy up on the sandy beach, Brooke, Jamie and I unloaded kiteboarding gear and rigged our kites, taking care to not step on the tiny burrs scattered among the scrubby weeds. The island reminded me of Cape Hatteras with its flat land, deserted beaches and lack of trees. Unfortunately Anegada didn't prove on par with Hatteras in the wind department. Brooke got up and kiting but soon lost his wind. I flew my kite for a few minutes with it falling out of the sky all the while. Jamie, however was successful and finally fulfilled his dream of kiting on the murky green waters off this scrubby island (and he did it with burrs stuck in his feet!). Although his session was brief, he won't soon forget the feeling of kiteboarding in such a beautiful and remote location. Our time in Anegada was short as we left that same day, but perhaps we'll return before leaving the BVI in late January. The north shore of the island is supposed to be worth a visit and I've read that Loblolly Bay has some of the best snorkeling in the BVI.
|Jamie kiting at Anegada|
The time spent with Granny H. and Brooke onboard is flying by at a rapid rate and we all wish they could stay with us longer. To bring in the New Year tonight we plan to have dinner at Saba Rock then head over to the restaurant at Bitter End Yacht Club where bands usually play every night. Tomorrow we will sail to "The Baths" on Virgin Gorda and likely snorkel at Marina Cay and spend the night there. From Marina Cay the plan is to spend a night at Jost Van Dyke and visit the "bubbly pool." Finally, we'll travel back to Soper's Hole and sadly bid farewell to our visitors. Happily, though, we get to keep one of them, as Jamie has officially joined our crew for the remainder of our trip. He's not going to like this, but I will have to add a write-up for him to the "Crew" page on the blog! Stay tuned for that one.
Have a Happy New Year everyone!