USVI to Bonaire

 Saint Thomas USVI to Bonaire Dutch Antillies
It was a wonderful passage with Ron and Nancy from St Thomas to Bonaire.  430 nm on a broad reach the whole way.  The boat was wonderful the weather was on our side and the company was great.  Dawn and I arrived at Benner Bay at noon where Ron met us at the dingy dock.  The firsr thing I did after loading our bags into the dingy was to drop my glasses over the side.  I was ready to forget about it until Ron pointed out that we were in 6 inches of water.  Abashed I reached down and retrieved the wayward specs.  We motored out to Always Saturday and the adventure began.   
After stowing our gear and getting a quick boat tour we piled back on the dingy and went ashore where we caught a bus to the mall, we purchased the last of our provisions and wandered to the “Food Court” for a street dinner of ribs and egg rolls.  The ride back was up and around the Island giving us a great view.  On the way in we went by American Bay where we sawMaxi Boats practicing for the Rolex Reggata and on the way back to the boat we got a good look at Red Hook. 
Dawn and I spent the first night on the starboard birth rocked to sleep by the yacht.
Up at 6:00,  pulling our hook at 7:00, we were around the Buck Islands before 8:00 and on our way to Bonaire. 

our mooring

our mooring

the captain

Dawn with Gunner’s Boat in backgrond

Landfall at Bonaire at dawn


Author: JoeO

Powered Paraglider pilot since 2005

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