BVI Trip: April 5 – Norman Island to the Indians To Peter Island

April 5th, 2009 · 4:31 pm @   -  No Comments

After a peaceful night’s sleep in the Norman Island Bight, we pulled anchor relatively early and motored out to the Indians.  This popular diving spot has limited mooring balls so we wanted to get out there before the crowd so we could grab a spot.
The Indians is a great dive spot, basically 5 rock outcroppings which rise starkly out of the water.  Underneath the surface there are numerous walls, cliffs and tunnels with an amazing variety of sea life based on the positioning in tidal currents.  Leah and I took the sea kayak for a paddle around Pelican Island.

We then sailed to Deadman’s Bay on Peter Island for the afternoon.  We had a nice lunch on the boat and then went to the beach to chill.
The breeze was filling in , even though Deadman’s Bay is somewhat shielded from the prevailing trades  by the rock cliffs on the east end. I could see whitecaps out in the channel, and I was itching to see if I could could get the kite up, so I went to the beach to rig.  I was able to launch but the wind was too light / variable to do much riding. The wind was effectively blowing straight offshore once I got out the bay, and I was a little bit worried about drifting across to Tortola if I dropped the kite, so I bagged it.

We did some tubing in the bay behind the tender, which my daughters loved.  Then we motored over to Grand Harbor, had sunset cocktails and dinner, and settled down for the evening.


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