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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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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 62: Island Time!

They say there's only one way to truly experience the BVI and that way is on the water.  So on Saturday, we rented a boat from Island Time in Nanny Cay. 

Priscilla gave us a quick overview of the Contender {a 24" center console power boat} and then we were off! 

We were a party of five on this day, as Adam joined us for some sun, sea, tranquility! 

Caty scored a mooring just off of Norman Island.  She looks like a pro, doesn't she?  She had plenty of practice when she was here back in August for her honeymoon. 

To get to beach and Pirate's Bight, the restaurant in the cove, we had to swim about 200, maybe 300 yards.  Rather than use the ladder at the back of the boat, Michael sat on the side and fell backwards into the water as if he was going on a scuba mission.  Check out his fins!  That's me in the water, cheering him on! 

After a great lunch, we headed to the nearby William Thorton, a 98-foot schooner better known as Willie T's.  This floating party is known for a few things, including the infamous jumps off of the second story.  From what we hear, clothing is optional.  As you can see the three people in this photo who are about to jump are fully clothed, scratch that, wearing their bathing suits at least!

Here are a few photos from our afternoon...

Before sunset, we headed back towards Nanny Cay and stopped off at the Indians.  These beautiful rock formations are stunning, especially as the sun sets low.

Adam treated us to a concert at here.  I must say, even though we didn't experience the snorkeling at the Indians on this particular Saturday {because of a strong current}, singing some of our favorite songs by the Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, and Jason Mraz was the most fun!     
Of all the experiences we've had here these last 62 days, this one ranks pretty high.