Welcome message from the Captain

JULY 11, 2017:  @  oh-5 hundred hours, we left the Salt-Aire dock in a haze of dreary fog….  we are headed for calmer,  brilliant blue seas, farewell to our home for the next 10 days, we will test our sea legs and welcome the salty waters of the  Caribbean as we explore this charted territory.

So hoist ye duffles & all you scallywags get aboard for the trip of a lifetime!

The NiKA at night

Centerpiece

 

We would like to cordially thank our captian for taking us on this fantastic trip! He ordered this centerpiece for our absolutely irreplacable purser, Roseann, which has brightened up the boat and added a lot of personality to it. Thanks again!

The Famous Willie “T” at Norman Island

 

The Willie T @Pirates Bight Norman Island

Aboard the Willie “T”  at the Bight – Norman Island

Its always party time aboard the Willie “T” named after the pirate Willie Thornton

The famous Willy T. Known for delicious cocktails and drunken sailors on Norman Island🍸

Happy Birthday to our Bosun Richard!

 

Crew Update from the 1st Mate

At ten hundred hours this morning we are officially out of water. The crew did not heed the Captain’s warnings about water usage and now we have no more freshwater on board. We are currently on a mooring at Cooper Island and must immediately travel to Virgin Gorda to take on 200 Gallons of freshwater. According to the Captain, every crew member is subject to walking the plank.

From the Captain: July 14 2017: There will be punishment. Look to a future blog of walking the plank.

I just docked this monster to a concrete dock through extremely tight conditions and wind!

Thank you to dockhand Courtlin!

The Baths, Virgin Gorda

Yesterday we visited the world famous “The Baths” one of the most famous locations on the Virgin Islands!

 

Besides beautiful beaches, the baths also had mysterious caves to offer its visitors

Deep Sea Fishing aboard the Beluga II

North Sound, Virgin Gorda – July 15, 12:30 hours the boys went on a fishing excursion out in the deep sea off the east coast of Anegada. We were picked up by a 42 foot Tiara, the Beliga II with Captain Deadman and 1st Mate, Brad.
Despite the rough waters, the crew was able to push through them and get their hands on some fish! Nat was able to catch the family a Wahoo – a colorful tropical fish which we had for dinner that night!
Nice job Nat!
Dominic and Vinny tirelessly worked together to catch themselves a barracuda!
How exhausting
A photo together on the way out to the fishing grounds. (Taken by our Captain)

After a taxing day out to sea, the crew members of the fishing boat offered us a jug of their famous frozen drink around these parts, the “Painkiller.” Whist pouring it, they told us we were getting the “real deal.” (That stuff packs a punch!)

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.