Current Location: Buck Island Mooring, Buck Island, USVI
Miles Traveled: 8
Weather: Mostly sunny, windy (15-25), morning shower, low-80s
Highlights: Started our day by getting some early morning shopping done for last minute items, including a lobster snare, then cast off the lines around 10:30 and motor-sailed out to Buck Island, a few miles due south of St. Thomas. Picked up a mooring ball in the west-end bay and snorkeled around for a bit. Some interesting rock formations, but very few fish, and no live coral anywhere. Decided to motor around the island to the north shore bay where we had seen lots of turtles during our previous trip. Picked up a mooring ball, then ate lunch while watching several other tour boats. David and Terry went snorkeling around 4PM after all the tour boats had left, and were able to swim with about 5 turtles, plus a sting ray, which was pretty cool. Around 5, we decided that the bay was getting pretty rolly, so motored back around to the west end bay and picked up a mooring ball there instead.