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O-k, this is what the actual last day of vacation looks like. We were off the ship and on a tour bus by 8am and spent the next 4 hours touring around old and new San Juan. It was lovely. The Spanish influence was obvious - it felt at times like we were in Barcelona, with its narrow, cobbled streets and ornate iron work. Our driver was a wealth of knowledge and lots of fun. We ...
... for a week took that opportunity to post selfies :-)
After a couple of hours at the Bight, we set sail for Soper's Hole, Tortolla. This was a relatively short sail, taking us a mere 8.3 nautical miles.
Tortola is the largest and most populous of the BVI with around 24,000 inhabitants. Local tradition recounts that Christopher Columbus named the island Tortola, meaning "turtle dove" in Spanish ..... I'll let ...
... a ladder on wheels, see the photo.
By the time we returned to our ship, we had worked up an appetite, so we decided to give Alfredo's Pizza place a try, and had a cold beer, too. That one tasted so good that we went to the Crooners Lounge where it was happy hour, buy one get one free. That one tasted so good, we decided to order a bucket from room service so that we could sit on our balcony and watch our sail away. The bucket scratched ...
... and we had torrential rain on and off through the morning and early afternoon. We made one attempt to break out but it literally bucketed down and the sea became very chopped up. There was so much rain we literally had a waterfall pouring off the decks into the sea. We headed back in to wait it out.
On our second attempt the weather cleared somewhat and we sailed up the coast to our current overnight stop in Marina Cay.
Hope you're all well.
... This place was breathtaking. The menu changes nightly and it does not disappoint. One of the best meals we had on Tortola. You can tell right away that this is a up scale establishment. The dinning room had an old school charm with all the elegance of a 5 star modern restaurant. We started with two appetizers, egg plant with smoked mozzarella and mahi mahi tartar (melts in your mouth). ...
Other places to stay in West End
Frenchman's Cay, West End | Hotel$566 average