Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BVI, Part One: Tortola

Well, I'm back. Not exactly thrilled to be working again, but like the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end."

Our trip to the British Virgin Islands was an incredible one that included two days on Tortola (the largest of the BVI) and seven days on Jost Van Dyke, a small island populated by about 200 people year-round.

The scenery, as you can begin to see below, was pretty incredible. It seemed as though each time we rounded a corner, a more beautiful view presented itself. The first shot is of Jost Van Dyke (the island we stayed on for most of our trip, if you aren't paying attention) from one of the mountains on Tortola. It looks big, but in reality, the whole island is only about 2 miles long.

Here's another view of Jost Van Dyke, this time from a road-side bar called the Bomba Shack.

This little harbor/marina, called Soper's Hole, is where we stayed the first two nights. Taken from the balcony of our room.

Another shot from the mountains of Tortola. I believe the island in the distance is Guana Island.

There was quite a bit of random wildlife -- mostly goats, cows and chickens -- all over Tortola.

A seaplane landing in Charlotte Amalie, one of the main ports of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (where we flew into).