Not quite up to scratch

Extract from ship’s log – 22nd May 2015
“1344hrs 18°20’53N 64°47’47W. Dissatisfied with the much vaunted Druif Bay / Honeymoon Beach (what is paradise to one is the pit of despair to another), we’ve arrived back in Caneel Bay after weighing anchor at 1115 with 20 knots on the nose for 2½ hrs.
Let it not be said we’re not open-minded – we had a look at Nazareth Bay but it, too, did not meet our exacting standards.”

So we reject the coarse patrons (cigarettes, alcohol and  – ew! – tattoos everywhere), grassy shallows (who’d want to swim in that?!) and slightly opaque waters (makes for poor GoPro footage, don’t you know …) of Druif Bay (St. Thomas), heading back to Caneel (St. John’s) and its world class beach, ultra-rolly waters and, let’s not forget, wizard wifi.
I rather suspect we’ll look back on Druif Bay wistfully this summer once we’re back on the South Coast of the UK, even with its endless tour-boats disgorging their daytrippers to overcrowd the beach, but for the time being we’re making the most of our last days in the wonderful Virgin Islands, beach snobs that we’ve become.

St. John’s wildlifeIMG_7128 IMG_7138 IMG_7170 Down in one gulpIMG_7174IMG_7176

Our neighbour in Hawksnest BayIMG_7208 IMG_7212 IMG_7213

Our guests (they liked our hull) in Hawksnest BayIMG_7238

Pizza on boardIMG_7243 IMG_7266

Overcrowded day-boats arriving to disgorge passengers onto Honeymoon Beach, St. ThomasIMG_7322 IMG_7338IMG_7587

Yep, it rains here too on occasionIMG_7349 IMG_7351 IMG_7381IMG_7414 IMG_7431

Removing the bowsprit frees up another diving platformIMG_7363IMG_7495 IMG_7498 IMG_7523 IMG_7533 IMG_7537 IMG_7547

In background, Honeymoon Beach – yes, the one we rejected and yes, we are spoiltIMG_7552

“Daddy, fill the tank please!”IMG_7576

So we can go fast fast FAST!IMG_7598IMG_7614 IMG_7616 IMG_7635 IMG_7636 IMG_7639 IMG_7654 IMG_7665 IMG_7671 IMG_7682 IMG_7694 IMG_7699 IMG_7944 IMG_8032Too heavy? IMG_8033

Messing about …IMG_8322 IMG_8323 IMG_8333

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4 Responses to Not quite up to scratch

  1. Rhian says:

    Great to meet up with you all again, after almost 4 years! Quite a different location to Haslar Marina but good luck with the shipping home and hope you all settle back into UK life again well after your amazing adventure. Rob & Rhian – SV Beyzano xx

  2. Sophie says:

    Un bonheur de vous voir si heureux !!! Régalez-vous encore et encore…

  3. Dyjpyzerman says:

    Hihi
    Julian too heavy ….too much pizzas 😄😄😄

  4. cecilealais says:

    Hi from London! Thanks for the news!!! Love Cécile, Jeremy, Dan and Louis x

    Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 00:11:56 +0000 To: cecilealais@hotmail.com

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