Caribbean Sailing Chapter Four

Day Four Map

Day Four

Is it possible that this is day four already? They say that time goes slowly in the Caribbean, but for me time is going by too quickly and there is so much we haven’t experienced yet. Oh well, no time to spend worrying about when this will all come to an end, let’s just “carpe diem”!

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Peter Island Beach

Peter Island Beach

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The beach we have chosen has pure white “sugary” sand and not another soul in sight. There are no footprints, except ours, for as far as the eye can see. It is a beautiful scene of peace and tranquility. Every moment is a different scene. As I sit in my chair I see images in my mind of all the sights of summer; children building sand castles along the ocean’s edge, to my right I observe an elderly couple enjoying a good book under the shade of a swaying palm tree. The waves crash into one another, the breeze blowing from the tide, the smell of salty ocean, truly the beach must be as close as one can get to Heaven and still be on earth!

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Our time on the beach is topped off with a picnic lunch, created by our First Mate and ferried ashore by the captain. Today we have soft shell crab sandwiches with homemade potato salad. Note to self: get back in the gym as soon as this trip is over.

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Anchors aweigh mateys, set the mainsail and make way for Tortola! Another great day for sailin’. As we make our way back to Soper’s Hole the captain informs us that, because of the full moon tonight, we are returning to Soper’s Hole and from there we will taxi to Capoon’s Bay for the Bomba’s Surfside Shack “Full Moon” Party.

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Bomba’s Surfside Shack

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As the legend goes, Bomba’s wife loved to party and left him all alone nearly every night to go find a “jamin good party”. Bomba, he decide to put and end to dis foolishness. He would build a party place so de wife will stay at home. He went down to the beach and picked up pieces of driftwood, glass, anything he could use to build his “party house”. He used to say if you needed anything you could find it at the “sand” mall. If it wasn’t there today, come back tomorrow, it’ll be there. When he finish, he would invite all de neighbors to come and party with him. He even had a secret recipe for a “mushroom tea” he would serve to his guest to make the party a hit. To this day, when the moon is full Bomba drags out his special recipe, build a fire, and prepares his “tea” for his guests. Tonight will be our turn to party with Bomba!

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I didn’t take this video of “the shack” but it is a great visual of Bomba’s during the day. Unfortunately, any night video would be “censored” anyway.

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What a great time at Bomba’s last night. I stayed away from the “tea”, so today I am fully functional and ready for another great day of sailing, sand, and sun! On the agenda today is a leisurely sail around Steele point from Soper’s Hole and over to Sandy Cay (pronounced “key”) for some kayaking and snorkeling.

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Sandy Cay

Sandy Cay

In the late afternoon we will sail back to Cane Garden Bay, on Tortola. We will have happy hour and dinner on board, then spend the evening ashore listening to a local named Quito Rymer, one of the Caribbean’s most famous reggae artist.

Quito

Quito

As we listen to some of his popular songs, we glance over the railing and watch many people dancing barefoot in the sand. Look, there is a woman dancing with her young son, he looks to be six or seven years old. Good music, warm, soft breeze, surf gently breaking on the shore…it doesn’t get much better than this!

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