After Virgin Gorda we headed to
Tortola, the sort of main island for the British Virgin Isles.
Tortola is substantially larger than Virgin Gorda in terms of
population and things to do. We stayed at Fort Recovery, the site
of an ancient Fort. In some of the pictures you can see the
turret that still remains.
Our little cottage in Tortola
was much nicer than what we had in Virgin Gorda. Although the
beach wasn't nearly as nice, the room was airconditioned. Our
first night we were treated to the chef serving us dinner in the
We also did a little exploring
around the island. Smuggler's Cove on the North side must rank as
one of the world's best beaches. Warm sand, crystal clear water,
and secluded spot make this a special place. Sugar Cane Bay was
another cute place: a pretty anchorage with a sort of third world
You may also notice that animals
just seem to be everywhere. Bobbie likes to play 'Guess the
Chicken' on these pages: we even saw one chicken come into the
airport bar to look around.
Tortola is in the midst of
building a new airport and runway. When complete, it will allow
jets to fly directly from the US and Europe. As a result, don't
be surprised if Tortola booms in popularity - and changes from
what it is today.
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