180618 The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Baths

After cooking breakfast onboard and refilling our SCUBA tanks, we decided to try our luck at the wreck of the former US mail carrier the Rhone again. Much better this time, not only did we find some of the hull, we also found some Banded Coral Shrimp, a Spotted Eel, and convinced a squirrel fish to pose for the camera.

From there we set sail for Ginger Island and the Ginger Steps dive site. Alas the wind and waves were coming from the wrong direction and that made the anchorage extremely uncomfortable. The plan was to tie off to the mooring ball, then relax on the ball for a bit before diving. After only a few minutes the wave action took its toll on Shelby and we decided that scrapping the dive was the proper thing to do.

We cast off the ball and set sail for the Baths on Virgin Gorda arriving well past 17:00 and  found that we had the area entirely to ourselves. The setting sun made for some exceptional photos and it was nice to swim around and explore alone.

A quick motor found us on a mooring ball outside Spanish Town shortly after sunset where there were several boats enjoying the view. With the gallery watching, Shelby hooked the ball and secured the line like an old salt. Dinner tonight consisted of pasta onboard while going through the photos.

Cooper>Spanish Town

One Reply to “180618 The Postman Always Rings Twice”

  1. Wow, you are living the life! Love that place Scott. I’ve been to the BVI eight or nine times over the years.

    Great blog you have here too. Post pics if you can.

    Steve Ward
    S/V Temporary Sanity

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