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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 7: Sand, Surf and Family!

Before the big arrival, Michael and I did some more scouting of the beaches on Tortola so there wouldn't be any surprises when we brought visitors along.

Our first stop was Josiah's Bay on the north side of the island. It is a surfer's paradise. Some of the waves had to be 9 or 10 feet high, easy.

I tried to snap a photo of a surfer in action.  There were a dozen or so of them.  I caught this one right after he bailed.  See the tip of his surfboard?

The beach itself was really wide.  We went for a walk and got some good sun.

The waves were so powerful we couldn't really swim like we had done at Smuggler's Cove the previous day.  Same for Lambert Beach, where we went next.  Surfers were loving it though.  It was just one big wave after another.  Our time at Lambert was limited because my family was set to arrive at 6:00 p.m.

Here's a photo of the airport on Beef Island, which is the main airport for Tortola.

My mom, dad and Whitney all arrived on the same flight even though they had originated in different cities. 

Whitney was tasked with getting Milly to Tortola. She was unable to travel with us last week because not all of her records were ready. By Friday, her paperwork was finalized and she was cleared to come to the B.V.I. {If anyone is going to go through the process of importing a dog to another country, I'd be happy to hold your hand through the process! It can be very intimidating and laborious.} It was a wonderful reunion!!