Fire in the hole!!!

Well that was a fun ferry ride today. About 1/3 of the way from St. Thomas, USVI to Tortola, BVI, one of the engines in the boat caught on fire! They were able to shut down the engine and douse the fire and we continued safely to Tortola on the remaining engine at about 1/2 of the speed as before. After our 45 minute ferry ride turned into a 2 hour slow motion ride, we finally made it safely to the dock.

We worked our way through the Covid and Customs procedures and boarded our vessel, Bliss Point – a 47′ monohull, tonight. All of the provisions have been stowed and we are shutting down for the evening, ready for our boat briefing in the morning, then sailing away in the early afternoon!