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!
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.
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!
You may be wondering, what do I pack besides shorts, t-shirts and swimsuits for a Caribbean sailing adventure? Take a peek at what I’ve assembled here. I have cards, an inverter, mask and snorkel, passport, clothespins, waterproof camera, IPod and portable speakers, phone charger, waterproof bags, a book, a notebook computer, a marine band radio, and more! And all of it all fits neatly inside my backpack, which is another essential to take on sailing trips because I use it when I go ashore. It holds much more than a purse, and my hands are free to carry more!
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