Category Archives: British Virgin Islands

“Who wants to go to the beach?”

“Who wants to go to the beach?” “Not me” – “No thanks”. Really? Yes, really. It’s sunny, water 28°, beach 32° and rising, pleasant mild breeze. I guess you can have too much of a good thing – especially with … Continue reading

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Terribly important people!

They don’t get fireworks out for just anyone here in Tortola … only for very special visitors. Someone must have heard we were in town. (The display was nicely timed for us to enjoy from the cockpit over our bolognese.)  

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Back to the BVIs

The urgency of reaching Puerto Rico to cross to the Bahamas meant we’d had to compromise on where we’d cruised in the BVIs. Jost van Dyke and the north of Tortola encompassed most of the spots we’d missed. Now that there’s … Continue reading

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Bowing out of the British VIs with a birthday bang

Best-of-the-best beach, birthday and buddies – Chili’s birthday, Jost van Dyke and Sandy Cay, with one of our last opportunities to celebrate en masse. Au revoir to Chili, Morning Haze, 99 Bottles and Katyna (thank you for the thoughtful gift … Continue reading

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Gaining on the BVIs’ roundabouts!

A week into our stay in the British Virgin Islands and our initial reservations have been swept away by superb snorkeling in piratical locations, natural adventure playgrounds, relaxed beach clubs with decent food, uncrowded anchorages with perfect beaches, a seemingly inexhaustible … Continue reading

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Overrated? Maybe not, but definitely overpopulated.

We (still) have high hopes of the British Virgin Islands. After rushing past St. Barts to get to St. Maarten from Barbuda, we were looking forward to getting away from it all again. Quiet wilderness, unspoilt nature, pristine beaches and marine … Continue reading

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