Exploring the Baths and Relaxing at Monkey Point

Posted Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Day 7

By Alex Rosenblum

After a relatively long night’s sleep, the crew of the Venture III woke to the sight of the baths at Virgin Gorda.  Still exhausted from the all night sail and some residual seasickness, we were all excited to take it easy exploring the island.  We started off the day with an adventure climbing through rock formations and hiking forests that led us to the perfect snorkeling location. There we were able to swim among coral reefs that formed in the huge rocks and boulders that made up the baths. We even tried to coax a little shark out of hiding underneath its rock.  After our snorkeling trip, we came upon a large rock that was perfect for jumping off into the clear waters below.  Jump after jump, we climbed the rocks only to leap, cheering each other on the whole time.  As the afternoon began to set in, we headed back to the boat in preparation to set sail for Spanish Town so that Erica could go through customs for all of us.  After some waiting and some relaxing, down time, and lunch, we were finally legally in the British Virgin Islands once again. We began our final expedition of the day as we headed out to Monkey Point, Guana Island.  After a spectacular sail we arrived at our destination right as the sun began to set. We began to start the anchoring process, but attempt after attempt proved unsuccessful so we decided to hook up to a mooring ball for the night. The night was finished up with showers, dinner, and some down time before the entire crew headed to bed early, a much needed treat.


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