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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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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 167: The Coral Tree

Way down on the west end of Smuggler's Cove, there is a tree.  A coral tree.   My mom discovered it on Day 167, as she was taking a walk. Check it out:

Here's a close-up:

Isn't it beautiful - in a strange sort of way?  I wonder who started the coral tree, and how long people have been adding these treasures from the sea to it.  Maybe Miss Mermaid will know.  I'll have to ask her. 

This tree has caused us to take note of other beautiful trees here in the British Virgin Islands.  Here are some of our favorites:

Wouldn't the canopy of this tree be a beautiful place for a wedding?  You could do a wedding in the round.  This poinciana tree is at Long Bay Beach Resort.  They're also known as flamboyants because of the flaming red blossoms.  Here in the BVI, they bloom from May through September.  I just love them!!!

Another favorite of mine is the seagrape tree - they're all over the place in the BVI, especially on the beaches.  They give great shade.  Here is a look inside one, with all of its fruit!

"Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did. And the tree was happy.
-Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree