Anegada Reef Hotel

The other night we spent the night on the island of Anegada, due to generator issues on our boat! Everything is all fixed now though, and we were able to have a comfortable night at the Anegada Reef Hotel.

We woke up to a humid pictureque morning on the beach just before going bone fishing, which will be continued in a later post.

Bone Fishing with Captains Kevin & Garfield Faulkner, Part 1

Yesterday we sailed the waters of Anegada with some locals to do some Bone Fishing !

The waters were flat and filled with all different types of unknown and adventure!
Our group was split in two – two groups of three.
Besides the fish, we saw some very interesting sights around the shallow waters of the island.
Around the waters of the island, there were piles upon piles of empty conch shells just sitting there – in the middle of the water!
We cruised past the original pile – and our captain of the fishing boat noted that these piles have been growing since he was a child. Over 40 years!
Locals dump their shells here after they use them – the fish industry sells a lot around here! (Conch is very delicious) The top of the piles remain sun bleached – while the bottom of the piles have begun to rot from the salt water!

Bone Fishing, Part 3 (Final)

While sailing the emerald waters, we encountered a flock of flamingos!
Our captain sailed us as close as we could to the flock so we could get some pictures of the bubblegum pink birds, but they flew away. So we have some shots of them mid flight!

At the end of the day, only two people caught any bone fish. Lead Deckhand Nathaniel, who lost his fish, and the only person to get their bone fish in the boat was our ship’s photographer himself, Richie! 😊 Bone fish fight unlike any fish we’ve seen in waters like this, so it was quite the experience reeling it in. (Which we have video of!)
First Mate Dominic was able to capture a Barracuda as well!
(Special shout out to our Bosun Richard for catching a Jack fish)

Captains Report:Heading into a Squall

After two hours of sailing from Anegada to Jost Van Dyke of nice weather and only 15 minutes from our mooring field at Little Bay we encountered this very nasty looking weather condition. Fortunately it looked worse than it was and the Captain and crew safety secured a mooring.