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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 12, 2011

The Bubbly Pool

Saturday was a day full of firsts for us!  We rented a boat from King Charters, instead of our usual Contender from Island Time.  We got the keys, fired up the engines and headed for Jost Van Dyke.

We stopped off at Sandy Cay for a swim and walk on the nearly deserted beach.

For lunch, we headed to Foxy's Taboo. We had never tried it before, so it was great taking Ashley and Gordon somewhere new! Our grouper sandwiches were delicious and Michael had the signature Taboo salad which was very refreshing.

After lunch we took our cocktail menu which had a map to the bubbly pool on Jost van Dyke and set out on a 15 minute hike.

The bubbly pool was amazing!  We took turns swimming up to the opening of the pool, slipping our fingers into the grooves of the rocks and holding on for dear life, as a huge wave came crashing over the rocks and into the pool.

We highly recommend this little excursion to anyone looking for some adventure!  Just ask the bartender at Foxy's Taboo for the map (and make sure to return it when you get back!)

Oh, and one last word of caution - watch out for the poisonous trees on your hike to the bubbly pool.  There are warnings of these trees painted on rocks throughout the hike.  These machineel trees can cause serious harm to your eyes and skin, especially if standing under one during the rain.  Yikes!

Fortunately, we avoided the trees and had a safe trip there and back!  Now if only we'd brought a bottle of bubbly to enjoy at the bubbly pool...maybe next time!