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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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Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 78: White Squall 2

Monday was a holiday here in the BVI.  March 1 is H. Lavity Stoutt's birthday, although I read somewhere that the actual date of his birthday is the 7th.  Anyway, Stoutt was the first and longest serving Chief Minister of the BVI and everyone here has the day off, including Michael! 

Since Travis is in town, I took a vacation day as well and we were off to board the White Squall 2.

The White Squall 2 is an 80 foot schooner.  And as you can see in the photo below, we didn't have enough wind to put up the sails.  There were about 20 of us on board, including our captain and crew.  (Shoutout to Mark, Chris and Lynn!)

Our first stop was The Baths on Virgin Gorda.  Michael and I hadn't been back since Christmas when we went with my parents.  Here's a shot I snapped from the boat, before taking a dinghy ashore.    

After an invigorating hike through the caves and a refreshing swim, we enjoyed a delicious lunch on the White Squall. Then we headed for Cooper Island.  We had not been to Cooper yet, so we were excited to check it out.  We snorkeled around the reef at Cistern Point - it was amazing!  We saw so many beautiful fish and for the first time, bright red coral!


It was a wonderful day on the White Squall 2.  We highly recommend it and plan to take friends on future visits.