Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BVI Trip 2010 (Part 3)

When the cruise was over on Saturday, we said goodbye to Jim & Marianne as they headed back to Long Island and Harley & Robin as they headed back to Miami and to Steve & Erin as they headed home to St. John (JEALOUS!!!)
We caught the ferry from Road Town on Tortola over to Virgin Gorda. We ended up taking this trip over with Bruce & Judy who were going to be spending a week on Virgin Gorda! (We agreed to try to connect one night for dinner if we could.)

We arrived on V.G. earlier than expected with no real plans. We had to get a cab to the place we we supposed to rent a car. They were not really planning on us (Super cool Ray and Gemma) and didn't have our car ready. So they gave us another one to use until ours (a cheaper Jimny) came in later that evening. This thing was literally falling apart, it was in terrible condition and yet it was too "nice" to give us for the whole trip... Hahaha!
We went to locate our place... we found it.
There was a sign on the door, "back in 30 minutes", but it didn't say when they left... was it 29 minutes ago or 3 minutes ago? Hahaha! ISLAND TIME!
We drove around the island and explored.
Eventually we came and check in and started our Sat-Wed stay.

Savannah Beach on Virgin Gorda - our place was
just around the corner in the shadow, in the distance.
Reading the Kindle at Savannah Beach.
Wrapping up a 7 hour beach day... carrying the back pack chair and ice chest!... We know how to travel in style! (A lot of people thought we lived on the island because of our tans and our supplies... we WISH!)
Our Jimny (which ended up being in MUCH better condition than the original car)
Mango Bay Resort
On Monday we took the 7:20AM ferry from Virgin Gorda to Anegada. It took an hour. We got dropped off around 8:30 looking for scooters to rent (we had been told to do this). the scooter guy was not open and wouldn't be opening for a few days (we think). So we were told to rent a car. $50 for the day... no credit card, no license, no contract. "Here's the key" (broken!), bring it back and pay when you are done :)

We drove to Cow Wreck (called this because a boat with cow bones wrecked off the coast and the bones washed ashore) and spent several glorious hours reading, swimming and basking.
After, we had a few sodas and conch fritters and "crack fries" at Cow Wreck Bar... we visited with Bell, the owner for a while and since we were the only people there, were able to ask some questions about Anegada and how she got the land and built the bar. he sweet little grandson was dropped off from Junior Kindergarten at the bar and was exhausted and sucking his thumb... long day (and it was just 12;30 :)

We explored the island and tried to go to Loblolly beach but it had been kind of ruined in the recent hurricane, so that was a "miss". (Loblolly trees are often called "tourist trees" because apparently they are red & peely, like sunburned tourists!) We stayed on the island until the ferry came at 5:00.
Last day of vacation - back at Savannah Beach (with my new hat & sarong).
Feeding the mama and her chicks.
Body surfing... there were actually WAVES!
It literally couldn't have BEEN a better trip.
The relaxation, the weather, the travel plans, the "Cat", the island, our health, the places we stayed and ate... all of it!
D was VERY sad to come home and go back to real life... he wants to move there...

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