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BVI December 2012

Friday

The winds felt different this morning, more sustained. It could be the┬ábeginning of the Christmas winds that come to the Islands this time each year, though this would be a little early. As is typical toward the end of a…

Thursday

I forgot how great Angelfish Reef is to swim over. It’s at Norman Island, at the end of the BVI Archipelago. We jumped in and immediately began seeing hawksbill turtles, jacks, rays, angelfish (duh), barracuda, blue tang, parrot fish, and…

Wednesday

  After last night’s stroke video analysis, it made sense to put some of Dave’s tips to work in the water. We did some focused swimming; take a concept such as “loose hands”, then swim a couple hundred yards thinking…

Tuesday

This group is gritty. We woke to a blustery morning in South Bay, Salt Island, the wind whipping over the hills. We plotted a swim course from the Promenade, anchored in the middle of the bay, to the mouth of…

Monday Funday

First, a list of mysterious sounding events. I’ll describe in detail later. Spiny Lobster SUP Hood Ornament Anchor lost to Peoria, Illinois Monster Cookies Zombie Pirate Swim Guidetizers Night Swim Phosphorescence We woke up anchored in Great Harbour, Peter Island….

Welcome Aboard!

We picked up our group of 6 clients at noon at the local marina. They were chomping at the bit, couldn’t wait to get to the yacht. Two are repeat clients: Linda from Texas (3-timer), and Mark from California (4-timer)….

De-icing

  I believe the best way to approach the Caribbean is with frozen fingers and toes. To do this, your takeoff point needs to be somewhere cold, like New England. This way, when you land in Puerto Rico or Tortola…

Back to it…

It snowed yesterday. Fall came fast and hard and we were driven from the pond by cold water temps much earlier this year than last. I felt like I blinked and it was winter. I’m pale and cold and the…