British Virgin Islands

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

From Mexico (Tulum and other Mayan ruins) and Havana (where old American cars and new Cuban restaurants are both doing fine) the next stop was the British Virgin Islands. A place for doing things rather than merely looking at them, although the sunsets were certainly impressive.

IMG_4233 - Cooper Island sunset 542▲ This one from Cooper Island.

IMG_4282 - Peter Island sunset 542▲ On Peter Island the island’s resort even provided this rainbow assortments of chairs for their guests to comfortably watch the sun go down. They’re strategically sited at the western end of the island.

IMG_4369 - Foxys Jost Van Dyke 542▲ Or you can head to Jost Van Dyke for a sundowner at Foxy’s, the island group’s best known bar.

IMG_4352 - docking Jost Van Dyke 542▲ After you’ve parked your boat – for free – at Foxy’s wharf.

IMG_4223 - The Baths 542▲ The Baths on Virgin Gorda – beach, gigantic granite boulders, pools of seawater – is one of the most popular landing spots on the islands. Then there’s walking, viewpoints, lots of sailing boats and superyachts and some pretty good scuba diving: the 1867 shipwreck of RMS Rhone was my diving highlight. Next stop the American Virgin Islands.