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Update on Corona Virus in the BVI

September 1st 2020 has officially come and gone.  This was the touted and highly anticipated date the BVI Government would start to allow re-entry to tourists. That our borders would be back open.  Instead today we begin another 14 day curfew (1pm – 5am) with no end in sight.  With no PLAN in sight to […]

September 2nd, 2020|Day Sailing Charter, Hurricane Irma, News, Sailing BVI|0 Comments

COVID 19 and its potential to financially ruin us

Only 2 1/2 years since Irma ripped our lives apart, the virus Covid 19 is now dealing us another blow.  Instead of enquiries for day sails, I am refunding deposits to our guests who are no longer traveling to the BVI.

As of today’s date, Tortola is symptom free of the virus and the Government is […]

March 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2 Years On

I seriously dislike having to use Hurricane Irma as a bench mark in my life, but there it is.  Will it ever go away?  Of course it will.  Right now it’s not far enough away in the rear view mirror, but one day it will be.

For the last 25 years, September 6th has always been […]

September 6th, 2019|Day Sailing Charter, Hurricane Irma, News|0 Comments

Coming Back After Irma!

And what a season it was!!!

This morning we officially made it into the Top 10 of TripAdvisor Outdoor Activities on Tortola!  To say I am excited and filled with gratitude is beyond words.  You can’t see me but I am totally doing a happy dance.  A huge thanks to ALL who took the time to […]

Introducing our new boat

They say the best time in a boat owners life is the day they purchase a boat and the day they sell it!

After hurricane Irma ripped our lives apart and took everything from us – our boat, our business and our home, saying goodbye to Restless Spirit was definitely NOT the best time in my […]


The Islands are dotted with boats!

Cooper Island has reopened!

The Willy T is back!

Life is slowly returning to normal!

There is still a lot to be done on the Island. Unemployment is still high, the prices at the supermarket are exorbitantly high and since there are few apartments to rent these too have seen a steep rise […]

June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Months Later – My Memories of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was fast approaching the BVI and we had a busy week of charters booked.  Although we didn’t know it at the time, our final charter on Restless Spirit was 2nd September.  It was a private hire for 4 people arriving from San Juan, flying in and out specifically to charter with us for […]

Back to Tortola

Maggie and I headed back to Tortola on January 19th.  Our first stop was to Village Cay Marina to see our old boat Restless Spirit.  She is tied to the mangroves amongst a fleet of doomed boats, many looked as though they had spent several months under the murky marina waters.  It was definitely a mixed bag of emotions for both of us.


Saying goodbye

I tried every possible idea I could think of to save my beloved boat, Restless Spirit.  To me, she was more than ‘just a boat that can be replaced’, she was my dream, my adventure, my new life.  Maggie and I had talked about our new life with her many months before we finally met […]

UPDATE #4 – 90 Days Post Irma

December 6th marked 90 days post Irma. Becoming displaced, losing my home, business and income is one of the hardest things I have ever had to come to terms with. Time moves painfully slowly and since leaving the devastation behind and knowing how lucky I am to have had that choice has been hard on […]