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  • The BVIs, Part 6: Of Hot Dogs and Hooch The next morning we headed over to Cane Garden Bay to check out the Callwood Distillery. Although no one knows exactly how old the distillery is, the stone and brick architecture suggests that the distillery, which uses sugarcane instead Posted by TTG in Escape From New York | Jan 25, 2014
  • The BVIs, Part 5: Please, Sir, I Want Some MoreOn Sunday evening we decided to relax at the house with some pina coladas before heading out for the evening. [img= Posted by TTG in Escape From New York | Jan 26, 2014
  • The BVIs, Part 1: BBQ, Boulders, and BlacklistsWhen [[|your last tropical vacation]] involved unimaginable horrors like low water pressure and plastic wine glasses and a boat nicknamed "The Divorcinator," the last thing you want on your next vacation is to rough i Posted by TTG in Escape From New York | Jan 31, 2014
  • The BVIs, Part 4: A Soggy, Stress-Free DayThe day after the worst Christmas since 1978, when I accidentally glued my eye shut with the sticky remnants of a chocolate-covered cherry, we hopped a ferry to Jost Van Dyke, where I planned to spend the entire day eating Posted by TTG in Escape From New York | Jan 27, 2014
  • The BVIs, Part 3: Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal It was now Christmas Day, and I'd naturally made our lunch plans well in advance. I decided on the Lambert Beach Resort, an out-of-the-way property at the far eastern end of Tortola, and through a series of emails I Posted by TTG in Escape From New York | Jan 28, 2014
  • The BVIs, Part 2: We're Just a Couple of SwingersBack on Virgin Gorda, during a day trip in which we locked ourselves out of our car, defied the AARP by climbing a bunch of ladders at the Baths, ended up on a blacklist for latecomers at Little Dix Bay, Posted by TTG in Escape From New York | Jan 30, 2014
  • Jost Another Week in Paradise[center][/center] If I told you Jost Van Dyke is Dutch for “incredibly tiny island,” you might believe me, given that this little island in the British Virgins is small enough to walk Posted by vicki_h in . | May 22, 2013
  • ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA High winds and seas delayed our arrival in Tortola, but as soon as we docked, both Ed and I escorted tours of the island in the local taxis. Our guide, Courtney, was a Posted by Swenigale in SERENITY 4- YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE? | Jan 8, 2013
  • CHRISTMAS EVE IN TORTOLA, BVI The Serenity has company at the dock in Tortola. The ship on the left is the AIDA LUNA from Germany. [img= Posted by Swenigale in SERENITY 4- YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE? | Dec 26, 2012
  • Five Nights on the Barefoot IslandThere are thousands of tiny islands in the Caribbean, so don’t feel bad if you have never heard of Jost Van Dyke. Not many people have. It is only a few square miles, after all, and easily gets lost in Posted by vicki_h in . | May 29, 2012
  • Transatlantic: Part 1Hello, Merry Xmas! This is part one of of the bumper Christmas special posts; one letter I wrote on the ocean and one now that my feet are on solid ground. So get a glass of port, some blue cheese and Posted by matthinc in All at Sea | Dec 28, 2011
  • Life without a GPS In Joburg whenever we went somewhere new we simply typed the address into our GPS and went on our way. Getting to new places in Tortola is a little more complex thanks to the lack of street names. We had a Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Mar 1, 2011
  • Triathlon - BVI style On Saturday morning I woke up at 6am and wondered dragged myself out of bed while Ash slept in (have probably never been more jealous of her!). But it was for Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Feb 15, 2011
  • A night at the watering hole As you may have guessed from our first blog, “the great trek”, BVI is really far away from South Africa and quite different in many ways! So needless t Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Jan 14, 2011
  • Our First Proper Scuba Dive A bit of background to start….. We did our scuba certification just before we left for BVI. Our qualifying dives were done in Bass Lake (just outside of Joburg) wher Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Jan 11, 2011
  • A note on the wildlife in Tortola There are two species of “wildlife” here that try their best to ensure that we do not settle in well on this island – Roosters and Mosquitoes! The st Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Jan 10, 2011
  • Our Villa, Jeep and Panoramic ViewsUpon final entry into Tortola, we were fetched at the ferry by Dara, a HR administrator who took us to fetch our car. Envisaging a glistening, gorgeous and shiny Jeep, we were pointed to our car…a battered, dinged Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Dec 30, 2010
  • The Great TrekI don’t think people who book round the world tickets get to go on as long a trip as we did. We literally travelled for days to get to the BVI. We left Joburg Posted by Tashley in BVI Baby 2011 | Jan 5, 2011
  • Angela & GeorgeOur very good friends, Angela & George Dimitriadis, joined us for a fortnight's vacation, soon after Beesmej had been re-launched. A week before they arrived, three Tropical Waves passed over us! A & G were lucky with their weather; we Posted by drblogan in Caribbean Cruise | Aug 12, 2010
  • 'AllWays' Back In the Water 2009Hi there. Here we are. The flights down all went fine. Everybody did what they were supposed to do. TSA got a little over-zelous with inspecting our bags, and one of Chuck's bags really got Posted by Sailtales in Sailtales on sv'AllWays' | Mar 5, 2009
  • Our Last Passage of 2008Well, we made it, Virgin Gorda Sound N18.30.209 W 064 21.714. 700+ nautical miles from Grenada to the BVI's. Our last passage was April 19th when we left St. Martin's Simpson Bay at 0430 under moon light in Posted by Sailtales in Sailtales on sv'AllWays' | Jul 24, 2008
  • kjkjkjk Posted by raviinder in inder | Nov 30, 2007
  • Hannibal reduxNot my strong suit, packing light. Honest, I try and really have gotten better over the years. Pretty much since any form of travel included two small children and resembled Hannibal marshalling his forces across the Alps. With elephants. That Posted by agarista in How I Came To Love The Painkiller | Mar 12, 2007

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