Two Months in Paradise – Part 1

Two months in the Caribbean is never enough (although it’s quite expensive so when you’re not working two months is maybe too much). Thanks to my wonderful friend Claudia we did get to make the most of it (even with our limited budget – thanks for the bed, Clauds!). Claudia made sure we got the full British Virgin Islands experience.

Step 1: Beautiful turquoise waters

Norman Island 001

Step 2: Island hoping on the first weekend. This is Norman Island. It’s stunning. It’s known for being a hideaway for Black Beard the Pirate. We went on a hike but didn’t find a cave full of treasure. Instead we found painkillers, a potent Caribbean cocktail, played giant jenga and, thanks to those painkillers, fell asleep in the sun and got sunburnt. A nice introduction.

Step 3: More Island Hoping – Time flies when you’re island hoping. The Dark & Stormy Regatta took us over to Anegada, though more for lobster than for yachts. Anegada was possibly my favourite island in the BVI. It’s a completely flat coral atoll (Anegada translates to Drowned Land), with some nice snorkelling, incredibly laid back, small enough to cycle around in a couple of hours, and has some pretty tasty lobster.

Anegada 001

It was, fittingly, dark and stormy when we left Road Town

Anegada - the Drowned Land

Anegada – the Drowned Land

The whitest sand

The whitest sand

The warm weather encourages me to be more active.

The warm weather encourages me to be more active.

And deserving of lobster

And deserving of lobster

And washed down with my favourite tropical lager

And washed down with my favourite tropical lager

And happy sailors (or ferry-ers)

And happy sailors (or ferry-ers)

 

 

 

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