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A Day at Norman

A Day at Norman

Angelfish reef at Norman Island really put on a display today. Our swimmers saw turtles, rays, a nurse shark (harmless to humans unless you stick your hand in their mouth and squeeze their tail), a baby barracuda, queen triggerfish, puffer…

Birthday at Sea

Birthday at Sea

Heather here. This is Wednesday’s blog, but I’m writing it on (early) Thursday morning. This crew likes to have a good time in the evenings. I’m making the most of my social and laughing and dancing skills, but I’m coming…

Surprise, Swell.

Surprise, Swell.

    I detest the predictable, the routine. Maybe that’s why I love the ocean. No matter how many marine forecasts you look at, mother ocean does what she wants. We woke up in Salt Bay, off of Salt Island….

Calm

Calm

The British Virgin Islands are famous for having great sailing conditions: steady tradewinds and lots of harbors. Today the sailing conditions are horrendous. Hurray for us! Flat calm seas greeted us this morning as many of our guests ran or…

Morning High, Afternoon Dip

Morning High, Afternoon Dip

AM.       Hopper and I skipped out of Maine a night early to avoid an early morning storm on departure day. This isn’t the first time we’ve jumped a trip start to avoid getting grounded by a winter…

Skating to Saturday

Skating to Saturday

    Yes, this is a solid sheet of ice. Precarious. Yesterday, I was carrying my clothes for SwimVacation out to my studio for packing. I was slipping and sliding (I’d like to say skating but that would imply grace…

Hopper’s 12 Pearls of Open Water Wisdom

Hopper’s 12 Pearls of Open Water Wisdom

I’ve been fortunate to have received pearls of wisdom on stroke, open water techniques, and safety from a wide array of people, from former Olympic coaches to total strangers at some little race across a murky pond. I’ve even come…

Baby Island

Baby Island

In spite of our best efforts to keep the end at bay, Saturday morning came.   Hopper and I took one more bike ride past Lyman’s Bay to our guests’ Hale home. There we picked up Leslie and met Carter…

Full Friday

Full Friday

How full can one Friday be? Start with yoga on the bow of a private yacht in the Caribbean. Make an epic swim, eat a great lunch, explore underwater caves, reach the southern most point of the British Virgin Islands,…

Shooting the Moon

Shooting the Moon

Great breezes for sleeping last night. Mountain point always feels a little wilder than the rest of Virgin Gorda. Very little light pollution, not many other boats around. I hustled all day yesterday and was done with the blog early…