At this stage of the voyage, we should be experiencing the prevailing easterly trade winds that provide a comfortable beam reach into Tortola. But there are no trade winds today. Instead, the wind is out of the south. Cutter Loose is motoring into head winds, waves and swells…yet another bouncy ride to add to our experience.
At noon, we are 67 nautical miles due north of Tortola. Given our 5 knot boat speed under power, we will make landfall sometime on Tuesday morning. In all likelihood, we will arrive at Nanny Cay Marina under the cover of darkness.