When it’s too rough to play on the water…
Even though my last post could have been taken as my complaining about the conditions during our passage, we were very happy to have gotten it over with and not to have been out on the water yesterday. As was forecast, the wind and seas were up yesterday, with gusts to near 30 in the harbor and white caps all over the bay. It might have been a great day to windsurf around the bay but I think the wind was a tiny bit too strong for our first day with the new board. So, with no fun to be had on the water, we do what we often do, look for a hill to climb. Fortunately we didn’t have to look too far.
Prickly Pear Island is lying no more than 100 feet off our port side. Was the climb to the top hard? No, but as usual, we had to contend with the thick brush that, more often than not, grows on the hillsides here. Once we managed to bushwhack* our way to the top, we had a nice view of the harbor and of Necker Island on the other side of the hill.
Just getting started.
Now where to go?
Anyone know what this plant is?
Getting up there, ZTC in the background.
A few of our neighbors.
See the little boat? That’s us.
At the top. A portion of Necker Island can be seen behind Rebecca.
On the way down I saw this little bird with a thorn stuck under his wing.
I gave him a hand and removed it for him.
Pusser’s Rum… yeah, we must be back in the Virgins.
*Speaking of bushwacking, the Bushwacker is a popular drink here. We had our very first one in the BVIs during our initial visit to Jost Van Dyke.