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Perma Vacation

Looking at our photos from the past week or so, it has really started to feel like we are living a groundhog’s day version of a typical charter vacation.

Wake up, enjoy an easy picture perfect sail to the next pretty little island you can see from across the waterway, soak up the gorgeous scenery and whatever excitement that new destination has to offer, eat, drink, repeat.


I guess the main difference is that most normal folks jet down here for only one week and quickly buzz around the BVI’s in hopes of taking in as much as humanly possible in a very little amount of time…and on a pretty strict schedule no less. We, on the other hand, might be the smallest and oldest boat in any given anchorage out here, but we get to live this awesome life at a very leisurely pace again and again, and again.

It’s not too bad of a gig, I suppose. ;))

But as gorgeous as the BVI’s admittedly are, they are also very expensive (for us budget-minded cruisers) and very busy with boat traffic. It’s like a freaking regatta every time we leave an anchorage. And with less-than-seasoned-have-no-clue-what-the-hell-they-are-doing-non-boaters at the helm.

Hey, but that’s okay. We take it all with a grain of salt (on the rim of a cold margarita obviously) and have been soaking up our own fabulous experiences here in the BVI’s.

I have a few blog posts and videos in the works on some of our most recent outings, but in the meantime here are a couple fav photos from the past few days of LAHO floating around the BVI’s!


^^Snorkeling the caves at Norman’s Island.^^


^^More cave underwater action.^^


^^We also LOVED The Baths on Virgin Gorda!^^


^^The huge boulder rock formations at The Baths are just unreal!^^


^^Can’t wait to take all our visitors here.^^


^^Sailing lately has been pure perfection.^^


^^Cruising down the Sir Francis Drake channel.^^


^^We met Christina, Jeff, + Magnus on s/v Altera! Thanks for the awesome dinner guys!^^


^^Crazy hair don’t care! About to dive our anchor.^^


^^The famous Willy T’s floating party barge.^^


^^Pretty nights in the BVI’s.^^


^^The Bitter End in Virgin Gorda is super cute! We loved it here.^^


^^And Saba Rock is the cutest!^^




^^More gorgeous views from Saba Rock.^^


^^Love this place!^^

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^^Prickly Pear Island had one of the prettiest beaches yet!^^


^^These boys.^^


^^Just look at him soaking it all in. Love it!^^

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Kelley - Sailing ChanceJanuary 19, 2015 - 3:16 am

LOVE that picture of the rocks framing Laho – gorgeous!

AlyseJanuary 19, 2015 - 9:09 pm

I just love love love your blog! It has to be my favorite right now, I literally just sit and day dream while looking through your photos every time you post. I am most definitely living vicariously through your blog. LOL
My husband and I have only done one set of sailing lessons and only on the big lake by our house (not the ocean). We hope to buy a boat in the next couple of years, this scares me but is also exciting. Can I ask you what you looked for in your own boat? Is there a particular blog post that you’ve already done talking about your boat and specs like that?
Thanks in advance!