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BVI March 2017

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…