Reach out and touch someone
How can you tell that we may be here a while? One clue is that we bought a phone. We went quite a length of time in the Caribbean without a phone but after our buddy George in Grenada gave us one, we have enjoyed having the ability to reach out on those rare times that it has been necessary. Unfortunately, even though our phone is with Digicel, we were unable to get it to work here because it operates on a different frequency than the BVI phones. We had the same challenges in Trinidad. So, we invested the 40 bucks to buy a pay-as-you-go phone that will work here. Now we just need to find some reason to use it.
Our trip to the Digicel office was not solely to find a phone though. Since the time that we purchased our unlocked iPad, we knew that, with the addition of a data SIM card, it would help us to stay connected. I am happy to report that it works perfectly. In fact, I am using the cellular connection on the iPad to make this post right now. Having that extra option to stay in touch makes me enjoy the remote anchorages all the more.
Speaking of remote anchorages, we left one this morning to return to busy Roadtown. The survey on our friend’s boat is tomorrow morning and we’re staging here to be ready to join in the fun. Wish us all luck!