The third installment to our Respect in the Virgin Islands series.
We’re incredibly happy to share with you another trip video of island hopping in the British Virgin Islands. Like always, we start on Tortola and circle the biggest island in the BVI.
This year we went clockwise and the first day, we arrived at Jost Van Dyke just in time for the Halloween festivities in the island’s most popular bay, Great Harbour.
After a first morning’s hangover, we cruised in our dinghy over to White Bay to relax at the Soggy Dollar Bar that is known for its Painkillers… just what we needed.
The next cruise we took was from Great Harbour to Cane Garden Bay to spend another night before we journeyed to the desolate island known as Anegada – always our favorite part of the trip. It is the only island in the BVI that was created by coral as opposed to its volcanic brothers that lie to the southwest. Sam with the Plan always welcomes us when we pull into the Anegada channel and prepares our lobster dinner that we eat right next to the cages that hold our tasty meals. We always visit Loblolly Bay and Cow Wreck Beach, and of course, this year was no exception. This time we really got to know the people that lived and worked at the establishments and we also had time to relax in isolation – it’s amazing how far Anegada is from everything.
Next stop was Bitter End Yacht Club to see our friend Baccus. We moored in the middle of the bay for two nights and met Gumption who owns Sea It Clear, a glass-bottom boat tour company. He took us north to Necker Island to explore Richard Branson’s island that is full of lemurs, flamingos, iguanas, endangered turtles and gigantic tortoises. We met Lucky, a blind flamingo, that flirted with us for hours. While we were moored in the North Sound, we journeyed south to The Baths, one of the most beautiful granite locations in the world. It reminded me of Enchanted Rock in Texas but it had a tide.
We then cruised over to Marina Cay and played at Norman Island – two BVI musts that we couldn’t miss.
The trip left us wanting to go back and soon we will be back in the British Virgin Islands that we can’t get enough of. -JWB
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