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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, August 30, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait...

It's 8:30 a.m. on Day 271.  Hurricane Earl is on his way. 

Five of our seven hurricane shutters are closed and locked down.  We're waiting to close the other two because it's going to get hot, especially when we lose power!  (So far so good; we even have cable this morning!)

We are only experiencing rain and wind.  Overnight conditions were pretty still - almost too still.  Despite spending an afternoon at the Tamarind's pool bar yesterday and taking a melatonin to help us sleep last night, Michael and I were up every couple of hours, checking the weather reports and looking out across the channel.  Looks like Earl will be upgraded to a Category 3.  The folks over at Dear Miss Mermaid are updating the stats pretty regularly and adding photos from around the BVI too.

Here's the view from our porch this morning:

Since I snapped this photo with my iPhone just a few moments ago, the wind has picked up.  You can hear the waves crashing now, as a band of rain washes over us.

Oh and just in case you've forgotten what it normally looks like:

We're hearing that the worst of Hurricane Earl won't get to the BVI until this afternoon/evening.  We'll be ready!!! 

Michael is heading into Road Town to secure inventory at the warehouse and the store in Pusser's Pub. 

Thanks to everyone keeping us in your prayers!