Originally Posted by caribcruiser
Thanks for the heads up. Its a long way from me so I will have to rethink if it is really worth it.
It's not! Unless you are planning to continue on to Panama
. Getting back upwind from the ABCs isn't possible for many boats.
And, be happy: there are literally hundreds of wonderful anchorages
in the Eastern Caribbean
, beginning with Puerto Rico
, the Spanish Virgins, the USVI and BVI, and on thru the Leewards and Windwards.
Gotta agree with Zanshin that North sound is a wonderful playground: reefs
to snorkle on, places to both anchor
and moor if you wish, good restaurants, great scenery, lots going on all the time. My favorite anchorage of all in the BVI is behind Saba
Rock. Always a wind
to keep you cool, and lots to see. You can dingy thru the passage
Rock and Virgin Gorda (the Bitter End) out into the sound to lots of great places, including the fringing reef. Sunday brunch at the Bitter End is always fun, and sundowners at Saba Rock is great....even the new Saba Rock restaurant which is a far cry from Bert Kilbride's old hangout.
White Bay in Jost is nice, too, and quite beautiful. However, in recent years cruise
ships have taken to anchoring
outside the reef and disgorging hundreds of passengers on the beach.
Dozens of other places as well. Suggest you get hold of one of the several very good cruising books