captain’s log
      November is the first full charter month of the season and it was a busy month indeed. The photo above, taken from my balcony shows that not only do I have a spectacular view, but also the number of boats there are in Road Harbour on Tortola. Of course, this only a small sampling of the boats that are in the BVI as there are many other areas that boats are based out of. On the right is Village Cay Marina and on the left is Moorings and Sunsail charter base. Moorings and Sunsail have now merged, owned collectively by First Choice, a large UK travel company. Also in Moorings base is Footloose Charters and Moorings Powercat Company, all part of the big company. Moorings is redeveloping their base with a ten million dollar expansion currently underway. They are the largest single employer in the BVI.
     Rounding off the month, I had two powerboat charters and one sailing catamaran charter, all back to back. American Thanksgiving is near the end of November and that is always a busy week. The end of November is also the official end of hurricane season which is welcome news, although late-season tropical storms are not unheard of.
     Looking ahead, December starts out busy, but slows up before Christmas which is normal as a lot of people wait and vacation over Christmas and New Year.
November 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007