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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tortola, BVI

Our second stop on the cruise was Tortola which is the biggest island in the British Virgin Island chain.  It's the main commerce island and isn't really my favorite of the Virgin Islands.  I'm partial to a few others: St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda, Peter's Island to name a few.  But, Dad and I wanted to take the kids to the beach while Matt and Michelle took an excursion to Jost Van Dyke.  Since we had three little kids, a boat tour with a swim into the shore on Virgin Gorda just wasn't a good option.  We decided to go to one of our favorite little finds on Tortola...only to find out that Hurricane Thomas had caused the road to close (mudslides) and the beach had a red flag, meaning that the waves and current were too strong for swimming.  Our cab driver suggested another beach that had facilities and a little bar/restaurant.  I'm trying to remember the name of the little beach (maybe my Dad will remember).  It wasn't the prettiest sand that I've ever seen, it was mostly shells and broken up shells but the kids loved that they could find all sorts of shells without having to look for them.  The view was great though and there was even a pool for those who aren't as fond of sand.

Lily didn't care for the sand at first but she warmed up to it and was covered in it by the time we were ready to leave!

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