We left from Marigot, St. Martin at 5:00 AM the 1st of March to cross to Virgin Gorda which is roughly a 10 1/2 hour trip. The seas were pleasant so it made for a good crossing. Anchored behind Eustatia Island and moved the next day to Spanish Town to clear customs and decided to head into the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and get a slip for a day which turned into 3. Stocked up on provisions, washed down the boat, did some maintenance and general overall cleaning. There are 20 plus islands that make up the BVI's so we have lots of territory to cover and will be here a little over a month playing and enjoying our company that is coming. As we approached the island - two dolphins played in our bow wake and escorted us in to our anchorage. Columbus called this island the "Fat Virgin" because of it's resemblance from seaward to a fat woman lying on her back and it was once the capital of the British Virgin Islands and has about 8,000 inhabitants. The island is approximately 10 miles long with high peaks at the north and central areas. All land over 1000 feet high has been designated National Parks land to preserve its natural beauty.