Welcome! Tally ho!

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, February 18, 2011

Morning Rainbow

We had hard rain on Tortola overnight.

And with our metal roof, the loud sound of the downpour was enough to wake us from our slumber.  Combined with the bright light from the nearly full moon, it was hard to go back to sleep! 

But getting out of bed this morning was easy, because this is what we saw right outside our window:

Here's another shot:

The water in the channel is extremely still, which is very different from the last several weeks.  

Another benefit from the rain?  Our cistern is likely about to overflow!  Stored beneath our house, it holds 10,000 gallons of water which we use for everything around here (well, except drinking water!) 

For a home this size, the cistern is pretty large, holding more water than the two of us would ever need in a month.  The estimated use for one person is 2,000 gallons per month.  Oh, that reminds me...I should go start the dishwasher!