captain’s log
     Easter was in the month of March this year, quite early in the season actually. Easter falls on a different Sunday from one year to the next, unlike Christmas which is on December 25th every year, regardless of the day of the week. Turns out that Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday, after the first full moon that occurs after the first day of spring. Boy that's a mouthful!
     Easter week, or Semana Santa as it it called in Spanish, signifies the arrival of the Puerto Rican Navy, the many sport-fisher boats that arrive in the BVI from Puerto Rica on holiday weekends. Seems like fewer of them were here this Easter. Could be because Easter was so early this year. There was a lot of chatter on the main BVI forum about the Puerto Rican Navy which was quite interesting. Check out and go to the BVI section for some interesting reading.
     I had a sailing charter followed by a motor yacht charter spread over the week before and the week after Easter. Lots of people travel to the Caribbean on long holiday weekends throughout the season. I think it was still school spring break as well for a lot of people. In the week before Easter, we had a weather system out in the Atlantic that created enormous ground swells that rolled into the BVI for a few days. It was a good time to utilize the areas of the BVI that are well protected from swells! The swells were reported to be as high as 16ft!
     April looks to be busy with sailing charters with at least a few days off between trips. Two of the trips will be on sailing catamarans which I like for the space. They sail differently than a mono hull but are equally as much fun.
March 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008