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A Mixed Bag at Cane Garden Bay

High: Me finally feeling better after battling a 24-hour pukey puke bug.
Low: Jer + Lins coming down with the same virus the very next day. And no, it definitely was not a case of sea sickness.

High: Surf was up. Keith (and Jer too!!!) got to squeeze in a little paddle-surfing sesh.
Low: Surf was up. There wasn’t much sleep to be had in this wave-breaking washing machine of an anchorage.

You get the picture. Cane Garden Bay was a very mixed bag of highs and lows. Lol.


We rolled into this bustling little side of Tortola, BVI last week with Jer’s cousin Lindsay and her hubby Keith in tow. And at first, it seemed like it was going to be a great spot to anchor for the night. We lounged around and enjoyed a gorg sunset while Jer and Keith attempted paddle-surfing some smallish waves on the west end of the anchorage. And Jereme caught his first real wave while the boat next to us cheered him on!

We made it into town that night and enjoyed another great meal and drinks at Quito’s while staring across the ocean at the glowing lights of St. Thomas.

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Unfortunately, by the time we got back to the boat the anchorage was beginning to take a turn for the worse. At that point, it looked like we were going to be in for crappy night. And that it was. Total washing machine rolly polly night at anchor. Ugh, the worst!

The next morning when we awoke, we were staring at waves literally breaking behind our boat.

Big waves.

Not exactly what you want to see in an anchorage, if you know what I mean. :((((( Unless of course you’re a surfer.

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With Keith, our surfer guest, out catching some waves on his paddle board early that morning, the rest of us weighed anchor as quickly as humanly possible to get out of this horrible anchorage and set sail for Jost Van Dyke.

Don’t worry, we picked Keith up on our way out of the harbor as Jereme and Lindsay began puking their guts out and I manned the boat. Fun times.

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