Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 244- Virgin Gorda, BVI

We've spent the last week traveling through the Virgin Islands (St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda).  The scenery is spectacular.  The vertical height of the numerous islands in close proximity is stunning.  The water is very clear and water life plentiful.  But that said, I've found it harder to blog lately.  I think part of this is due to the cultural familiarity of our environment and thus fewer new experiences.  I feel the British Virgins are almost more American than the US ones.  The resorts we've seen are lovely but don't provide much of a new cultural experience. (Unless you count the slight variability of the Painkillers that we've sampled at each of them.) Christmas Cove in St. Thomas was a nice anchorage where we saw the biggest turtle of the trip.  It looked like a leatherback about 5+ ft in length.  In fact, we mistook it for a person snorkeling at first. We caught up with our good friends on sv Arwen just in time to celebrate Mia's 11th birthday in Marina Cay, Tortola. The Bitter End Yacht Club, in Virgin Gorda Sound, was a very nice place to have a drink with friends and watch the Celtics beat the Nicks (even though we didn't realize it was a rebroadcast until the final few minutes of the game).  Jeff and Larry, is this the game you went to? If so you lucked out!
Working against the Trades

Francis Bay, St. John

Soper's Hole, Tortola

The Birthday Girl

Checking out a big ray swimming by the boat

Bitter End YC

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