Anne and I returned to Tortola, British Virgin Islands for our week’s vacation.  (The BVI’s are just across the Drake Channel from the US Virgin Islands, 70 miles east of Puerto Rico.)  While the USVI, particularly St. Thomas when four or five cruise ships are in port, bustles, the Tortola and the rest of the BVI are laid-back.  An appropriate analogy is powerboats compared to sailboats.

So the week was all about relaxing, tanning, local rum and rum punches, leisurely drives. Our abode is literally 25 paces from the surf, coconut palms, and sand.  We did do a day-sail on a 70-year old, 80 foot sailboat to Virgin Gordo and its famous Baths (large granite boulders washed by the sea; known for snorkeling), then to Coopers Island and back to Tortola.  Our evenings were all about eating fabulous food in several of Tortola’s great restaurants!



One Response to “V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N”

  1. Doug Says:

    Yes, rum, not tequila. Callwood’s distillery is just up the coast. The Callwoods claim they have been producing sugar cane rum on Tortola for 200 years. All we know is their rum is very drinkable, and inexpensive. For a change of pace, we stop at the famous/notorious Bomba’s Shack for their special rum punch. Bomba’s Full Moon Party is listed in many guides as the best party in the Carribean; and THAT is saying a lot!!!

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