Monthly Archives: May 2015
Well our usual quiet marina became alive with noise and action yesterday when boats entered in the BVI Leverick Bay Poker Run fired up!
Two hundred forty one boats from the Virgin Islands, U.S., Puerto Rico and other places entered this annual event. A total of 180 poker hands were sold. For those who don’t know, a Poker Run is when boats quickly motor from a starting point to five locations within the BVI. Upon arrival at each designated spot, the boat is given one playing card. After collecting a card at each stop, the driver returns to Leverick Bay and creates his best 5 card poker hand. The best hand wins a cash prize of $10,000.
Apparently the BVI police are very aware that each stop is actually a party scene and they were ready for action as you can see them departing prior to the start of the Poker Run.
Normally the Sir Frances Drake Channel is dotted with sailboats and aside from the occasional ferry or tender, few motor boats are seen zipping around. However, yesterday as we were coming into the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, this was the view behind our boat.
The start and finish of the Poker Run is at Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda where we happened to be heading yesterday. That is why we felt like we were being chased by motor boats all day as they completed their fun in the same bay where we were headed.
These boats “chug” along a bit faster than we sail and we were overtaken often during our sail from Road Town to Virgin Gorda.
Lest you think the Leverick Bay Poker Run is all about the luck of the draw, there are also prizes for “the most original boat, best boat performance, best dressed crew and best dressed lady.” In total, $15,000 worth of prizes were distributed.
Happily no injuries or accidents were reported this year.
If you are interested in buying a hand in next year’s 14th Annual Leverick Bay Poker Run, get your $250 entry fee and a boat ready.
Perhaps only people with really small spaces can understand this, but I’m really happy about a recent change on Let It Be.
Fountaine Pajot installed a huge drawer at the foot of each bunk which allows easy use of sub-mattress space:
However, little help from our woodworking friend and voila- organization!
- Cost: a few measurements and a couple American dollars.
- Finding items easily: Priceless!
Okay, so Tuesdays aren’t really trashy, but I did warn you that I might revisit the whole trash and litter topic.
Today I thought I would share our plan to reduce paper on LIB and add a little touch of class and beauty by using cloth napkins.
Okay, so we will not be this fancy!
We are on the lookout for cloth napkins that are pretty and easy to wash. This will eliminate the need for paper napkins and reduce our use of paper towels. Plus, cloth napkins are a little heavier and less likely to blow into the ocean.
Cloth napkins can be used as an expression of the season or add a jaunty spark of color to the table.
For anyone who thinks reusing cloth napkins is a way to share germs between washings, we plan on using different designs or colors so we will know which napkin belongs to whom.
Who knows, maybe napkin folding will become a hobby.
Do you use cloth napkins? If so we would love to know your favorite brand or fabric assuming they are easy to wash and quick to dry.
Any chance you might begin using cloth instead of paper?