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The BIG day, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

The BIG day

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... previous trip. Around 15:00 the people arrived at our suite. First the hair dresser and the make up girls. They are both from Virgin Gorda and came in with a ferry. The hair dresser started to work on Linda's curls which turned out great. A little ...

Stranded at Peter Island, cooper island, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Stranded at Peter Island

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... clean design from either Bavaria or Jennau, This classic ketch, with two masts, looks like it escaped from a movie. Today we explore some islands, the plan is to go to a bay at Peter Island and to spend the night at Cooper Island. After our breakfast, ...

Storm!, Peter Island, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Storm!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... the best sailing locations in the world, the trade winds provide a steady sailing wind from the Easterly directions, and the reefs and islands around the channel protect it from big Atlantic swells. But not today, the wind was from the South, which was ...

A day at the Baths, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

A day at the Baths

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... we actually got a tour of the Island before our rental started. The driver stopped at several view points showing us the different islands around us, great service. Arrived at the rental place we got our car for the day, a green Daihatsu Terios. This ...

Nothing is GOOD!, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Nothing is GOOD!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today is the day of our anniversary, two years and eight months I just calculated. Its also the day before our wedding. We have an appointment with the pastor around four o'clock. Linda has a facial around half past two. We are a bit sunburned from ...

Sailing, Snorkeling, A day in Paradise., Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Sailing, Snorkeling, A day in Paradise.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... the villa. No such luck, the rain caught up with us and was lovely and refreshing. It does rain once in a while here on the Islands, but only for 5 minutes. Its actually very nice and cools the place down a bit. At the villa we had our shower and relaxed ...

Dreadlock Holiday, Island Hopping, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Dreadlock Holiday

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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On our way to Paradise., Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

On our way to Paradise.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... . I don't know what she did wrong according to the media, but I think she is a nice person. As the BVI are a British colony, with a similarity to Bermuda, I expected the same hassle and hustle with customs and immigration. Luckily, on the BVI the ...

Up to North Sound for Bitter End and Prickly Pear, North Sound, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Up to North Sound for Bitter End and Prickly Pear

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... deckhands lugged it into the dinghy for nothing as well. I made my apologies and really there was nothing else I could do. The islands are unpredictable. At the Bitter End I have been taking passengers on a hike up to the ridge of this part of Virgin ...

Two huge opposites. Prickly Pear or Bitter End?, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Two huge opposites. Prickly Pear or Bitter End?

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 We sailed from Spanishtown up to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda and anchored amongst the island cluster there. The super exclusive resort the Bitter End Yacht Club formed quite a contrast with the simple beach bar on the ...

Cooper Island - a new one this week., Cooper Island, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Cooper Island - a new one this week.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Thursday, May 19. According to the guide book which I purchased for the ship last Saturday, Cooper Island is two miles long and has an elevation of 500 feet. I did not lead any hikes here but guests seemed to enjoy the snorkeling off of the dinghy as ...

Isle of Smiles, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Isle of Smiles

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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Tuesday, 9th February 2016  Its a long sail of 4 hours plus towards Little Jost van Dyke and J. V. D. but just before we arrive at them we moor at an island called Sandy Spit which Scott has rechristened Isle of Smiles, with that lilting Scottish ...

Days 74-80: Strolla gets a visitor, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Days 74-80: Strolla gets a visitor

A travel blog entry by mbust02

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... His bonfire skills did not fail us and had it raging in minutes. The following morning we left the US Virgin Islands for the British Virgin Islands. The first stop was Norman Island. There's not much to see on Norman Island other than the infamous Willie ...

Days 81-82: Rocks rocks and more rocks!, Spanish Town, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Days 81-82: Rocks rocks and more rocks!

A travel blog entry by mbust02

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... connected. We gave it a nice test sail from Tortola to Virgin Gorda and the boat handled as if it was new. Problem solved. Virgin Gorda is most famous for "The Baths." One end of the island is scattered with a huge assortment of house-size boulders. ...

Island Hopping, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Island Hopping

A travel blog entry by ajgcooper

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... of the aeroplane window of reefs, beaches, boats and hundreds of islands.  Then to St Martin and finally onto Beef Island, British Virgin Islands (BVI).  Godfrey was at the airport to meet us and he gave us a mini tour of Beef Island and a ...

Jost van Dyke  - a very busy day for crew., Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Jost van Dyke - a very busy day for crew.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Friday, June 3. Going to two locations on one island, a photo launch in the morning (dinghies take passengers around Vela when she is sailing with all sails hoisted), closing out onboard accounts, crew photo plus passenger group photo, a hike between ...

Off on another cruise - second to last one for me, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Off on another cruise - second to last one for me

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... Anchored off Spring Bay for the night. We transported 24 passengers to Vela by 2:30pm and soon after we set sail toward Virgin Gorda. This week the weather was much nicer for Sunday afternoon and guests relaxed on deck as they unwound from their ...

The Spyglass adventure begins!, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

The Spyglass adventure begins!

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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  Saturday 6th February 2016   A quick farewell to Roadtown, which we've not had much time to see and with the mega influx of American Cruise ship tourists we could manage without, we head by cab to Hodges creek and our sailing trip. The taxi ...

Life is SO good!, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Life is SO good!

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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... footwear is either flip flops or bare feet. This life suits me very well.   We are sailing off today firstly to Virgin Gorda and to visit the Baths. These are an unusual formation of gigantic granite rocks and one of the most visited anchorages ...

The adventure begins., Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

The adventure begins.

A travel blog entry by equinox

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... Miami boatshow and after the show and some outfitting sailed her to her new home at the Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. We are now at home in Annapolis preparing for a year-long cruise of the Caribbean. D-day is Oct. 15th when ...

Tortola, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Tortola

A travel blog entry by kathrynleee

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... showering and dressing, we took a tour of the ships galley and went outside and watched the ship pull into Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  We were excited about our excursion to Virgin Gorda and The Baths...but it was cancelled at the last minute ...

The Bitter End!  Again!, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands travel blog

The Bitter End! Again!

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Monday, May 30th. Another sail up to North Sound. Another hike up the endless hill, which is of course good for exercise. At least the way up is shaded. The view was once again just ...

The Baths - and the rain held back., Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands travel blog

The Baths - and the rain held back.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... 31 Yes I know I'm going round and round on the same route. On Tuesdays we have been arriving in Spanishtown, a port on Virgin Gorda where the spectacular Baths are located. In the morning passengers and crew shop and run errands. Wifi is also a plus ...

Norman and the Indians, Norman Island, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Norman and the Indians

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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 Wednesday 10th February    Today we are visiting Norman Island where we are told there will be great snorkelling. The one problem for Peter and I is that being regulars in the Red Sea and especially the wonderful Sharm El Sheikh, (let's ...

Jost van Dyke gearing up for Memorial Day, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Jost van Dyke gearing up for Memorial Day

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Friday, May 27th. By putting our Jost van Dyke stop on a Friday the captain sent a lot of stress my way. On this last day of the cruise it is time for me to settle the onboard accounts but it is difficult to pin down guests when the day is busy with ...

And now for our last stop in the BVIs, Spanish Town, Caribbean travel blog

And now for our last stop in the BVIs

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Wednesday, June 15. Leaving the British Virgin Islands means that my job in terms of immigration and customs clearing revs up to full speed. While in the BVIs all the island's count as one country and therefore I didn't have to clear the ship in and ...

Goodbye Spyglass and the Expedia Problem!, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Goodbye Spyglass and the Expedia Problem!

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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... main boat mooring for charters by 11.30am Peter took the helm of our lovely Catamaran Spyglass for the last sail of our British Virgin Islands adventure. After we moor up there are big hugs all round as everyone says a final farewell to our Skipper and ...

Underway again., Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Underway again.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... . All of the crew worked flat out to be ready for the next round. Twenty four joined us for our loop around the British Virgin Islands. For the first time in several weeks I'm on familiar ground. I've done this loop before and it feels good to have ...

Now I know I've been to the Bitter End, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Now I know I've been to the Bitter End

A travel blog entry by mikeanddyana

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Life just seems to get better and better in paradise. We were invited to go sailing in the BVI's (British Virgin Islands) with friends we've previously sailed with down the Intracoastal waterway in Florida. So another great window of opportunity just ...

Norman Island!  Our last time at The Bight., Norman Island, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Norman Island! Our last time at The Bight.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Monday, June 13. This is the place where I lead a hike at 1:00 pm (right after lunch) past that sewage stench area. This time the wind was blowing towards us as we began the walk towards the hill. Not a good start. Just like every week I warn the ...

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