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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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Friday, September 3, 2010

Earl, Marina Cay and a Coconut Break

Michael spent a few days on Marina Cay this week, securing the Pusser's store there.  Hurricane Earl did a number on the little island.  The high winds blew the door to the red box off of its hinges.  It ended up in the water. 

The island manager, Craig found it and Michael helped him bring it up.   As you can see from the photo below, it sustained some serious damage...

After a long, hot day securing the merchandise in the Pusser's Company Store, the island gardener, James offered to get Michael a coconut.  James was especially eager when he found out that Michael had never had one fetched for him like this...

James tied a rope together to form a circle on the ground.  Standing inside the circle, he slid the rope up to his ankles.  Keeping the rop taut, James climbed a 30 foot palm tree in a matter of seconds, all the while yielding a machete in his right hand.  A few whacks later and the coconut was loose.

 Back on the ground, James swiftly shaved off layer after layer then presented it to Michael to drink.   

Michael said it was delicious.  Have you had milk from a coconut like this?   I think it beats the Coke machine at most offices, don't you?  James is his own Coconut machine!



Anonymous said...

hope he's ready to climb the tree again, I'm going.