After nearly eleven months of cruising, we finally welcomed our first official visitors aboard s/v LAHO. Well, technically our second visitors after our good friend Chris made the haul with us way back on day one as we sailed our way from Naples to Marathon in the Florida Keys. But he literally left with us, so I’m not sure that counts as a “visitor” per se. ;))
Jereme’s cousin Lindsay and her hubby Keith flew down last week from chilly Canada and met us in Road Town, Tortola for a week-long vacation island hopping through the BVI’s.
You never know how to really prepare someone for a week-long stay on a sailboat, but we did our best to prep them for the idea of glorified camping. Because, let’s be honest, that’s what this really is half the time. And man oh man were they rockstars! First, showing up with just a backpack’s worth of stuff each (plus an extra inflatable paddleboard) for an entire week stay, and then helping out tremendously with all the tedious boat chores that are an evil necessity of life afloat, as well as manning the sails as we hopped from island to island.
We really loved having them aboard. And not having to help Jer hoist the dinghy or put on the sail cover for an entire week was like a total vacation for me! Hah! ;))
After picking up Lindsay and Keith at Village Cay Marina in Tortola, we set sail for Norman Island, followed by Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Guana Island, Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke, Cruz Bay in St. John, and finally all the way back to Christmas Cove, St. Thomas. Sheesh! I’d say we really packed it all in.
I, of course, have about 2 million photos from the past week, and am I’m slowly working my way through the bunch. Video too! Stay tuned!
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