May 3 2018
At anchor, Norman Island
We are here…
In particular, down there on Norman Island on a mooring ball in The Bight. Our very kind neighbor at the dock in Manuel Reef loaned us his kayaks (thanks, Philip!) so we could get ashore once on our mooring ball… Checked the weather (rainy tomorrow, a bit on the windy side) but getting slowly better as we inch toward departure day next Tuesday.
Hurricane debris and damage can be seen everywhere – and the boat wreckage makes you want to cry.
These boat owners painted the names of the two nasty storms on their boat’s hull…
Don’t have Internet per se (using my data plan to upload) so won’t add too many photos.
Managed to do a bit of snorkeling in the caves just around the corner… paddling into the headwind coming back to the boat wore everyone out – the rest of the crew is sound asleep.
Will try to find wifi tomorrow!
Posted in Blog, Sailing, Travel
Tagged blogging, bvi, catamaran, hurricane damage, kayak, Norman Island, Sailing, snorkeling, travel, Virgin Islands, workshop
One of my favourite places in the world is the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. I was last there in 2015, just before I met Fabio during my fateful wander around Skaha Bluffs looking for climbing partners (you could say that worked out rather well!)
It’s shoulder season here in the Rocky Mountains – the waterfalls are melting rapidly, so ice climbing season is likewise fast running out. But at the base of plenty of crags it’s still muddy or slushy, so it’s not perfect yet for rock climbing (though, that’s changing fast as well). Solution? Snorkelling! Of course, there isn’t much of that to be done here even on the hottest days of summer, but in the BVI… different story!
You can’t imagine how delighted and excited I am to be able to say that very soon I’ll be hopping on a plane and heading back to the Virgin Islands with Fabio and Ally in tow! Yay!
For the moment, I’ll leave you with these photos of fond memories… Keep watching the blog for more photos coming soon of our next trip together!
Posted in A to Z Challenge 2018, Blog, Travel
Tagged #atozchallenge, atozbloggingchallenge, atozchallenge2018, blogging, british virgin islands, snorkeling, the baths, travel, virgin gorda