|Andy returns to the mother ship after clearing us in at Soper's Hole.
|Another stamp in the passport and a new courtesy flag goes up.
|Cubby and Flour pose near a post box that reminded Andy of his university days.
|Against all odds, all the pieces of the weather and travel puzzle came together to make it possible for Grammie to visit. First things first, an introduction to the airport kitties.
|Followed by a pic with the sign.
|And a ride in the family car. It's always interesting watching newbies get in and out of the dinghy. I still have the occasional wipeout.
|Grammie couldn't wait to get right in the water for a snorkel. It was nice and clear. And the weather improved just in time for her visit. We had a good breeze to cool things down and keep the mosquitoes away.
|It's a fun scramble among the huge rocks to other snorkel spots and great views.
|Really huge rocks.
|As an early Christmas present Grammie brought the supplies and helped the kids make displays for their junior ranger badges. I baked and ate cookies.
|We stayed at the Bight at Normans for a couple days. We snorkeled at the caves and swam off the boat. We never made it to the Willy T. Maybe next time. Or not.
|The kids love doing this but it's a rare treat.
|And then we sailed north to Anegada instead!
|It's flatter and drier than the other islands in the BVIs and reminded us a lot of the Bahamas. Except a lobster costs $50 instead of $0.
|A beach all to ourselves.
|More sand forts for horses!
|We rented a car and visited the rest of the island. Super pretty and a nice break from the busier spots.
|This guy had a little too much fun at the previous night's Christmas tree lighting.
|A pretty sunset over the anchorage. We had to rush back to the boat after a quick drink. F*&#ing mosquitoes.
|Andy hooked up with another kiteboarder who gave him some good tips. And with this awesome stretch of beach almost entirely to himself, all the pieces came together. Look at him go!
|Cubby got her hands on the underwater camera and played in the jets of the pool. I wish we could upload the video. She looked like a minion.
|Ok, this is really goodbye. Sail Pending headed off for more island hopping and we were stowing and prepping for our afternoon departure to overnight across the Anegada Passage. See you down the chain!
|A chilly and rainy start transformed into a cool clear night. Off to St. Martin. Or Sint Maarten. To be decided in the morning...