We also had a charter
planned, may 2018, but not booked with Conch Charters in the BVI
, but I have had previous experience with hurricane
, Hi, and two typhoons while in the service
. We are going to let our BVI
# 17, slide until 2019,
We checked out other Caribbean
destinations, already sailed the Abacos, The BVI, French West Indies ( St, Martin, Anguilla
and St. Barts ) and the Windwards and Grenadines. ( St, Lucia, Bequia, Tobago
Keys , Palm Island , etc, down to Petite St. Vincent and return ).
After looking at the other Caribbean
islands, we thought about just standing clear of the whole area. Now that is us, other posters have great suggestions.
We started exploring options.
For a sailing vacation
, what would appeal to us. Maybe to you.
: ( leeward islands
minimum 10 days of sailing ) Riatea, Taha'a, Bora Bora
, and Huanhine. Only one 25 mile long passage
to Bora Bora
. Easy passage
, but you have to 100% indentify the passage thru the reef. And the passage from Riatea to Huahine. Maybe add in a day or two for land lodgings and also land lodgings on Moorea.....ferry or air from Tahiti
Island. ( probably 2 weeks plus or so total with travel )
( we have sailed Tahiti four different times and it is magical. )
Well, after all the sailing vacation planning , and expectations, we made a totally different choice of 2018 vacation. Our sailing fix will have to be local coastal sailing here in southern calif. waters.
We lived on Kauai
island for ten years, and miss our island and the people very, very much. So, we have made reservations for a three week land based visit back to Kauai, the Garden Island. This trip will be june timeframe. More sunshine, before hurricane
Many of us are in the same boat
, but if the charter
company will allow you to sail out of other basis, highly recommend Tahiti.
Manuia ( cheers )
Denny and Erica