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Grottos and Enchiladas

Grottos and Enchiladas

Monday, December 5th We run these trips 2 hours at a time, with an eye on the next 48 hours. We generally let the wind and the weather and the mood of the boat to dictate where we go and…

9 Aboard.

9 Aboard.

Sunday, December 4th I always have at least a touch of the butterflies on the morning of the first day of SwimVacation. Can we pull this off again? What if it gets really windy? What if one of my guides…

Good Morning, From the Caribbean.

Good Morning, From the Caribbean.

Saturday, December 3rd When you live in Maine, it takes at least 13 hours, door to door,  to get anyplace with a warm climate. I don’t care if it’s California or Bermuda or Miami or the British Virgin Islands. Things…

Headed back to the BVI!

Headed back to the BVI!

Our 21st trip to the British Virgin Islands starts this weekend, and Hopper and I are headed out of town tonight. Early tomorrow we’ll board a plane in brown, cold Boston, and slowly slowly over the miles the water I…

Friday: Full

Friday: Full

We woke up anchored in Privateer Bay, the hearty crew members that hit Willy T’s bar last night were up and ready to work, attesting to their youth perhaps more than their wisdom. A swimming course to Angelfish Reef was…

Thursday: Discoveries

Thursday: Discoveries

    Breakfast is a light affair on SwimVacation, leaving room for big swims and the occasional gulp of saltwater. We didn’t want to push our luck with Muskmelon Bay again, so we decided to drop the mooring ball and…

Wednesday: Connections

Wednesday: Connections

Swimming is often seen as an individual activity, but open water swimming in particular  can bring people together, both in and out of the water. One of my favorite things during our trips is watching two or three guests, and…

Tuesday

Tuesday

The day began early for some, as they left their beds for a sunrise walk up to the top of Peter Island. I stayed in bed a bit longer, but I hear it was well worth the trip. Joanne and…