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BVI March 2011

Day 7 Departures

Day 7 Departures

It happens every time. Strangers come together from across the miles, they make a leap of faith and try this thing called SwimVacation which sounds like it must be a great time….they board a boat and live together for 7…

Day 6

Day 6

I’m blogging again, blissfully (Alison). This morning might have been my favorite swim! We’re moored at Norman Island – the most southerly tip of the BVI. We set off to the rocky craggy point – the view was humbling, making…

Day 5

Day 5

Alison here….with every day here, I cannot imagine anything better. That is, until the next day arrives! This morning we woke for the sun rising over the hillside, illuminating the blue green bay on Guana Island. We had the bay…

Day 4

Day 4

On every SwimVacation we have a day when a challenge sneaks up on us and everyone rises to the occasion. Today was that day. Normally Wednesday is our single swim day – we give our swimmers the afternoon off from…

Day 3

Day 3

Ahhhh, The Baths, Virgin Gorda. One of my favorite places on Earth, and a lovely view to awake to this morning. The day began with underwater video taping of each swimmer’s strokes. Our experts Fitzy and Will will be pulling…

Day 2

Day 2

A full and fabulous day. We awoke in Great Harbour on Peter Island to a beautiful sunrise. Oohs and ahhs all around. Coffee and a cold breakfast and we were in. A long circumnavigation of the harbor ending in our…

Day 1

Day 1

Launched! The weather, perfect. The water, perfect. The swimmers, chomping at the bit to get wet. A slow start – everyone slept in a little, slept away the jetlag and came up for coffee. The reports from all were “I…

Arrivals

Arrivals

  There is almost nothing I like more than flying over the Caribbean sea. I especially love flying into the BVI’s – figuring out which island is what, remembering the great swim we did here or there, seeing it from…

T minus 1 to SwimVacation 2011 – Trip #1

T minus 1 to SwimVacation 2011 – Trip #1

    This was the scene yesterday in my photo studio as I packed for our next SwimVacation adventure. You lucky guests should be able to travel with one carry-on bag for your upcoming fantastic week. As team photographer, I’m…