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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:46 pm    Post subject:  10 Day Itinerary

We are planning a 10 day trip in May. On our two previous trips we were there for 7 days. We have stopped at:

Norman
Salt - Rhone Dives
Cooper
Baths
North Gorda - Leverick and Saba Rock
Anegada
Cane Garden Bay
Little Harbor
Trellis Bay

Does anyone have an addition they would recommend for our next 10 day? We are planning to add White Bay to the next trip.

Thanks!
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:25 pm    

We recently got back from a 12 day stay over Christmas and New Year's. Monkey Point is a must snorkel sight. there are literally millions of silversides, which attract these 4-5' long tarpons. the last time we saw schools of 20-30 tarpons...breathtaking. It is a good stiopping point if sailing from Aneagda to CGB. Peter Island is a good change of pace. The moorings are expensive ib Sprat Bay ($65) but call Eugene and see if one is available. Decent showers, and a great Caribbean buffet on Monday nights. Deadman's Bay can be a reasonable overnight access and you can still use some of the Peter Island Resort's amenities. The snorkeling on both points at White Bay on the south side of Peter Island, as well as the quiet white sand beach amke it a nice day anchorage if going from Norman's to Cooper.

Anchor at Sandy Cay off of JVD, nice short hike and good snorkelling. We are still learning, going back in Feb. We are starting to agree with Walker...just hang at Anegada and leave the world behind.

Later,

James
www.sailtouchofgrey.com
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SusanC
Link to this postPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:50 am    

I always enjoy spending a couple of hours in Sopers Hole. Susan
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:39 am    

On a 10-day sail that looks to be sailing westward over the north shore of Tortola to JVD, I would add that a day stop at the Sandy Spit is a must-do. It is off Green Cay - just east of Little Jost van Dyke.

Also - a stop at Soper's Hole and lunch or dinner at the Jolly Roger (our favorite west-end eatery).
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mtbradley
Link to this postPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:08 am    

You don't hear much talk about it, but a hike up to the top of Gorda Peak is good bull.

There are two trails that lead to the top. One trailhead has parking, the other not so much. If you leave Spanish Town and head to Gunn Creek, you will see two signs for the trail. The first sign you come to is the one you want. There will be a left hand turn at the sign. Turn here and pull in to a small open area and park. The trailhead has a sign and is easy to find.

Expect the hike to take 45 minutes to an hour. At the top is a tower that will give you a 360 degree view of the island and on a clear day you can see Anegada, St. Croix and back down the entire chain to St. Thomas.

I recommend you make the hike between mid-morning and mid-afternoon so that the colors in the water are at their best.

There is a picnic area a little over half-way through your hike (perhaps 3/4 of the way through) that makes a nice place to stop and have lunch if you're timing is right.

Part of what makes this hike so great is that it isn't tropical...it's a dry forest (which seems strange given the locale). Most of the trail is canopied and it's easy for awhile to forget where you are...you'll think you are in the Appalachians. Then you'll see a hermit crab and suddenly remember where you are! But all in all the flora is great along the hike.

If you choose to make the hike late in the day, I strongly recommend flashlights. Sunset is nice from the tower, but if you're there for it, you will not make it back to the car before dark. And with the canopy, it gets dark on the trail sooner than it does on the beach.

For those hard pressed for time I'd say the experience is a toss up. But with 10 days it should be easy to squeeze in. It just depends on how much you like to hike. Very Happy

Matt
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Herve
Link to this postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:31 am    

Couple thoughts...

with 10 days you could go to St John and explore the South side as well as spend a few hours in Cruz Bay.

The other option is to SLOW DOWN...spend a couple days here a couple days there (my 2 favs being Anageda and White Bay JVD) pretend you are a real cruiser and not a tourist...blend don't rush by....
Ask Davide for the true meaning of Farniente....
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