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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…

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…

Drone Drama and Wrapping 20

Drone Drama and Wrapping 20

SwimVacation’s promotional video is great, but getting a little dated.  I’ve had this vision for a new one that involves an aerial shot high above some dramatic cliffs, panning across clifftop foliage, then revealing a crystal blue sea far below,…

Midnight Laughs and Splashes

Midnight Laughs and Splashes

We traded our early morning swim for Eggs Benedict and a slightly later 3 mile swim from Peter Island to Norman Island. We had our full flotilla in force: The Promenade, guest Craig in a Kayak, Deckhand Bob in the…