We've chartered with BVI YC five times. It's no wonder why we keep coming back: Impeccably maintained boats, personalized service from before we even sign the charter contract through saying goodbye on the dock as we leave for home, and, of course, sailing in paradise. But this cruise was different. First of all, it was the first time we took the entire family (7 of us) including two teenagers and a teen wannabe. They did great and it was nice to see the enjoyment in their faces as we went from one anchorage to the next and then seeing the anticipation of each new adventure they would have. Secondly, we expected to go to Anegada again and lime at Cow Wreck Beach for the day followed by lobsters at the Wonky Dog in the evening. But that was not to be, as we called into the office from Leverick Bay on the day we planned to go to Anegada to clear it with the staff and were told , unfortunately, no -- high seas were expected and that the shallow anchorage at Setting Point might be troublesome. What that did was change our entire sailing plan -- and we were glad that we did. Instead of the routine circuit most charters follow, we decided to go to places we had not been recently or in the past. We "discovered" a superb overnight anchorage at White Bay on Guana Island. We were greeted by a beautiful rainbow when we arrived and were presented with another one when we left the next day. In between, we walked the beautiful white sand beach and noodled off the boat under sunny skies. We skipped Great Harbor, JVD, in favor of lunch at Foxy's Taboo on the way to the Bubbly Pool -- another new experience for all of us. Remember those high seas that prevented us from going to Anegada? Well. they made the Bubbly Pool truely memorable this day. We anchored in Little Harbor for the night and had our lobster fix at Sydney's Peace and Love. We briefly popped into Great Harbor the next morning, stopping at Corsairs to say hi, and then watching Foxy hold court at his Tamarind "Yot Club." We joined in and got a group picture with the Caribbean legend along with a lot of laughs. We then sailed to Norman Island and, for the first time, ate dinner at Pirates Bight -- totally rebuilt after Irma. Fantastic! The next day was a short sail to Great Harbor on Peter Island for our last night -- we hadn't been there since 2009. We can report that the Willy T was in fne form in it's new post-Irma anchorage. Can't say enough about the BVI people we met and the stories of resilience we heard from many. We were totally impressed by the how far these islands have bounced back in just the short year and a half since Irma. The British Virgin Islanders are part of what makes sailing there such a great experience. We are already making plans for charter number 6. Thanks BVI Yacht Charters!