Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cow Wreck Beach

P1020040 This beautiful beach on Anegada has an ugly name: Cow Wreck. Cow Wreck earned its name long ago when a ship carrying cow bones, which were used to make buttons and other items, wrecked off this beach.  Legend says that for years afterwards, cow bones would wash up on shore, thus the name. P1020020 I have arrived at Cow Wreck Beach Bar by sea, as shown above. I have also arrived by land via rented scooters: P1020031 And once I arrived at Cow Wreck Bar, the seating was plentiful… P1020209 and the views were beautiful… P1020027 Regardless of how you get there, Cow Wreck Beach Bar is a fun place to land.

I Could Use This View Today

Ugh! I have a major computer problem and I can’t access my virtual PC.  I cannot finish my work until this is resolved and I am terrible at fixing computers!  OH how I wish I was sitting on LIB instead of squaring off against my computer….

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Postscript: Thank goodness for my son who spent hours working on my Mac and has recovered the data from the virtual PC side.  He has saved me hours of time recreating my work.  Thank you God for giving me kids who save me from myself.  🙂

 

Scrub Island Resort

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Our friends, Mike and Mary Beth, have repeatedly told us they like to take one day and dock at this beautiful resort during their sailing vacations.  But we resisted this idea as we thought the BVIs are beautiful in general and we didn’t need to stop in a resort, incur the marina fees, etc

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But, low and behold, here you see Let It Be all tucked in and cozy at the Scrub Island Marina.  See how pretty she looks in this gorgeous setting.

Those who dock at the marina have use of the facilities which include a spa, a deli with a small grocery, a couple of restaurants and a few pools, including this one with a swim up bar!

10492067_719282441461521_6712958082087880621_nUnfortunately, when we were at Scrub Island, a company had leased the WHOLE place and we were not allowed to use that pool.  But there was a smaller pool very close to the ocean and we managed to enjoy it during the afternoon.

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After a very relaxed day, we had a casual dinner at the outdoor restaurant. This picture isn’t great, but the view certainly was!

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There is a pretty little point just past the resort and at dusk we enjoyed watching the pelicans dive for their dinner.

Scrub Island was a unique stop for us and we are glad we finally followed Mike and Mary Beth’s suggestion.  I’m pretty positive that since our access was limited, I can use that as an excuse to try the resort at least one more time!

Cam Bay

We visited a few new spots on our most recent trip to the BVIs. One we really enjoyed was Cam Bay, which is on the eastern shore of Great Camanoe. Most of our anchorages have us anchoring nose in toward the shore, but Cam Bay was the opposite. There is a large reef along the entrance which protects the bay, thus allowing our bow to face the Atlantic Ocean.

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Paddle boarding and snorkeling were on our agenda. We paddled in water so shallow that the skeg of our boards were skimming through the sea grass. We cruised near the mangroves on the shore and snuck up on shallow dwellers.

Snorkeling along the sandy reef made it feel like we were swimming next to a desert mountain – but here there was plenty of life.

Look at all the fish in this picture – perhaps minnows or shad?

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This was the first time we encountered a Sharptail Eel and my first reaction was, “SNAKE!” I have learned that these can be up to 3 feet long and I think this one was over 2 feet! Can you find the eel in the picture below?

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Search out the yellow spots to help find all twists and turns of his body.

Happy 4th of July!

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Image from waterfrontmarinemd.com

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