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A great Friday we don’t want to end.

A great Friday we don’t want to end.

Friday At the start of the week, we do our first swim at 8:00 a.m. or so. By the end of the week, we are jumping in around 9. Everyone is tan and relaxed, and there’s lots of chatter. Norman…

Giving over.

Thursday In our everyday lives, we are surrounded by man-made objects and systems, where people are behind the circumstances that impact us. Traffic, meetings, grocery shopping, and hundreds of other occurrences are the things we feel like we have some…

Whale Song.

Whale Song.

(Yes, whale song.) Wednesday Guana Island, with it’s iguana head rock formation and unpredictable weather, is a place we can’t resist.  Although it is close to Tortola, it feels remote. Looking north, there’s nothing between this island and Bermuda but…

Escape from Humanity.

Escape from Humanity.

Tuesday We were just finishing a lovely veggie and egg casserole as Promenade weighed anchor and made a bumpy but enjoyable trip heading north.   The Baths is a beautiful place on Virgin Gorda. Massive granite boulders line the shore,…

Bodies in water.

Bodies in water.

Monday Even though we call this thing SwimVacation, in practice, the vacation comes first. This isn’t a training camp. We don’t allow extended periods of discomfort, we don’t slog through mile after mile of suffering in sloppy, choppy water. As…

Beginning in Blue

Beginning in Blue

Sunday We have a meet-up time with our guests of noon in Road Harbor, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. So we have to move the boat from St Thomas. There’s a 5-mile stretch of this trip that is fairly exposed, and…

Lady’s Watch.

Lady’s Watch.

Saturday I have skinny wrists. And I don’t prefer to wear a watch, but I have to wear one while on SwimVacation so I can see how long we’ve been swimming or if it’s happy hour. If you pay attention…

All kinds of weather.

All kinds of weather.

Winter. It’s not my time of year here in Maine. I’m pasty and squinty and tired and a little blue. I still haven’t found my missing mitten. I’ve nearly worn out my heated car seat. T-48 hrs. It’s just a…

Angels in the water.

Angels in the water.

Friday, December 9th Angelfish reef sits at the southern tip of Norman Island and is the end of the archipelago of the BVIs.  This reef never disappoints when it comes to wildlife, and we like to finish our trips here….

Big swims and baklava.

Big swims and baklava.

Thursday, December 8th There’s something both romantic and slightly crazy about swimming between two islands that are 3 miles apart. We’ve done the swim between Peter and Norman Islands a handful of times, and it always requires some careful planning…