Photographer's Note

... aka At Anchor...
After a day of sailing in waters of the British Virgin Islands we "came home" to the Bitter End to find the cruiseship [msy] Wind Spirit riding anchor.

The Wind Spirit is one of a trio of Windstar ships.

The Wind Spirit (1988) and her sister ships Wind Song (1987) and Wind Star (1986) were built as four-masted sail cruise ships [ motor sailing yachts ] accommodating 148 passengers in 74 all-outside, identical 185-square-foot cabins.

Each ship is like a castle on the ocean. Here are the specs. Capacity: 148 Crew: 88 Tonnage: 5,350 Length: 440 feet - Beam: 52 feet - Draft: 14 feet Cruise speed: 10 knots

When not at anchor, the sails are the first thing most notice about Windstarís ships.
Unfurling in just two minutes, some 21,000-plus square feet of sails reach into the skies
at the push of a button.

Please notice that the tiny dolls in the photo at the stern of the ship, are fully grown men, standing in a motorlaunch that can dock right inside the ship...

In the background we see parts of the Bitter End Yachtclub.

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