With no tropical storms forecast between the BVI and Aruba, we decided to make a run for the lower latitudes and get out of the Hurricane zone. A 'huka' dive on Interlude's bottom reveiled no surprises, only a few dings and wraps from Maine's maddening lobster pots. The 'captain' fired up our new dive compressor to top off the spent air while the 'owner' organized a few meals for the passage.
While heading out into the blue, cell phone reception from the USVI allowed us to catch up with friends and family before we go way 'down island' and incommunicado for a few days.
Sailing weather is great: beam reaching in 10-15 kn newly forming tradewinds with hardly any seas.