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In Loving Memory-Jon Sams 2/3/1949-2/28/2014

In Loving Memory-Jon Sams 2/3/1949-2/28/2014

This is a photo of our sweet Captain Jon, enjoying Avalon Harbor.

RIP, Jon, love of my life. You were my soul mate, my sailing, skiing, and scuba diving buddy. You were my best friend. We were married just shy of 30 years. Yesterday I was going to write something in commemoration of our 30th wedding anniversary, but was too choked up to write a word.

Sail on, sweetie…I know you’re at peace and smiling on us from your post as captain of my ship of angels.

Love always, your first mate.

ARNF

Anegada Just Added to BVI 2014 Itinerary!

Introducing a New Destination for 2014 BVI Trip:

Anegada 18.7333° N, 64.3333° W

One of the places we’re very excited to add to this year’s British Virgin Island itinerary is the island of Anegada. Located 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, it’s touted to be one of the best places on the planet to have a fresh lobster dinner. Fresh, as in just out of the sea!

lobster

This island was banned to charterers like us for years because of the massive reef system (fourth largest barrier reef in the world!) surrounding the island. However, in recent years, modern navigational aids have been put in place and the island is now a popular destination for sailors.

Anegada was formed of coral and limestone, making it flat and low. In fact, it’s only 28 feet above sea level at its highest point! The island is known for miles of white sand beaches and the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean.

island                                                                                               flamingos

Besides enjoying an incredibly fresh lobster, we should be able to see Caribbean pink flamingos, Anegada rock iguana and several species of turtles while on the island!

Our Spring BVI trip is full, but check our website for more information about spring and summer sails on the US West Coast!

Good Morning!

While every morning in Paradise is a good morning, this morning was especially beautiful. We were at the Indians, named for their resemblance to tee-pees. And once moored securely, we all went snorkeling and swimming! What a great way to start the day!

Circling the Indians, looking for a good mooring.

Circling the Indians, looking for a good mooring.

Beautiful early morning sunshine reflecting on the water!

Beautiful early morning sunshine reflecting on the water!