Current Location: Brewer's Bay Anchorage, Tortola, BVI
Miles Traveled: 2
Weather: Partly sunny, windy (15-25), frequent showers, low-80s
Highlights: Slept in, had a leisurely breakfast, then dropped the mooring ball around 10:30 and motored north about 2NM around the point to Brewer's Bay. We had heard that this bay is off limits to charter boats because underwater power cables cross the cove, so we hoped we would see some fairly unspoiled beaches and reefs. The bay is very picturesque, but the water was stirred up by the high winds of the past few days. We also had a tough time getting the anchor to set. Tried several times to set it in thin sand in the north side of the cove, but it wouldn't dig in, and Terry finally dove on it to set it by hand. That lasted about 2 hours, then the anchor alarm went off and we were drifting down the bay. Decided to give up on the north side and took the boat over to the SE corner, where we finally got it to set, and Terry dove on it again to make sure it was secure. Spent the rest of the day reading and relaxing. Grilled chicken and veggies for dinner tonight, then reading and catching up on news before turning in.