Erica’s Visit (continued)

On Day 2 of Erica’s visit we went to The Baths on VG. I know you’ve seen a lot of photos of that place, as we take all our guests there, but it’s just so darn beautiful! And Tony was in an unusually photo-happy mood, so I have a lot to share – you’ve been warned!

We finally had some sun for our day off island, but the water was really choppy. We tried to snorkel a bit at Devil’s Bay, but there was too much current and too little visibility for our usual route around the big rocks. So, we elected to walk through The Baths backwards, climbing on massive boulders and stopping for photo ops along the way, then walk back through when we were done. This picture would be really good if my eyes were open!

Tony got stuck behind a really long line of touristas, and he was not happy when he finally emerged!

Then he climbed up a rock and fake pouted for awhile until they’d all moved on. He’s really good at that, don’t you think?

Erica’s looking a little happier than dear Tony.

Walking through The Baths, there are so many awesome rock formations and places to crawl around. It’s never escaped us that if this place was in The States, everything would be roped off to avoid the climbing and touching that makes touring this place so fun.

I caught Erica in action crab walking up this rock, but it was all worth it in the end!


Look how small they are compared to those boulders!

I think this is one of the best photos I’ve taken in this place. Look at those great colours!

Even after we made it through to the other side, Tony kept climbing around!

By this point we were starting to get hungry, so we went back for our stuff… we couldn’t resist a couple more playing around photos though!


The next stop was lunch at Mad Dogs.

Then we took the short walk over to Guavaberry Spring Bay, another place we usually take guests. The GSB beach is just as beautiful as The Baths, but isn’t usually as crowded. You can also walk down the beach and discover great little pools that bubble over when the waves crash between the rocks. We spent a considerable amount of time playing here too!

This looks like a dead end, right?

Tricked you!

Don’t they look like they’re having fun?!

Another beautiful view before it was time to go back to Tortola!

We made it back just in time to see a beautiful sunset from Tony’s in Cane Garden Bay!


The next day we were all bummed to see more rain clouds and feel more cool wind. There isn’t much to do here on Tortola besides go to beaches… but we were determined to make the best of it. We drove down to Smuggler’s Cove and were amazed to see several people in the water!

Erica’s trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Bomba Shack. None of us could stomach going in at night, but it wasn’t so scary at 10am… just don’t look at anything too closely.

Then we took Erica to our own Cane Garden Bay gem: The Shell Museum.

I’m serious. If someone were to film a Caribbean horror movie, this would be the place to do it! Creepy!

That night we hit up the Elm’s Beach BBQ for their phenomenal ribs and great live music… Erica and I even got roped into dancing with an old lady at one point!

Unfortunately, Erica had to leave the next morning. We were bummed to see her go so soon, but glad she came down to spend a few days with us! Erica has graciously agreed to let us live with her while we’re back at home this summer, and we haven’t heard yet that she’s changed her mind!

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2 Responses to Erica’s Visit (continued)

  1. Pam McNicoll says:

    What fun and great memories you all made!!!

  2. Beth Schuurmans says:

    Lindy and Tony, thank you for journalling so beautifully. The photos help us to feel like we could see what a beautiful time you were all having!!!

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