Thursday, August 11, 2011

(Late) Update 8/9

Sorry we havent been able to post anything, there hasn't been any WiFis (Internet connection) until now. This is being posted today (8/11), but was written 8/9.

Amazing turquoise blue water. So almost neon blue that the blue clear sky appears dirty gray in comparison. There can't be much more magical than sitting on the front of our catamaran looking over the dark black water towards the Mellon yellow shore lights; except sitting together with my family revisiting our exceptional day. Funny the questions. "Papa where do the meteors go? "

The breeze, oh I wish I had the words to describe this breeze after a hot day of snorkeling at the Baths on Virgin Gorda and a perfectly long 2 hour crossing to Amagada, the furthest North East island of all the Caribbean islands.

All in all it's been a trip. Too hot, just right, too fast, too slow, perfect. Everything exactly as it should be. Another affirming experience in favor of our ultimate plan, no longer a dream.

We arrived in St Thomas after a long but easy flight through Miami, in the evening. Ended up learning the hard way that the taxi's here are impossibly expensive and the service impossibly cheap. Good thing we don't require too many services! Shopped and swam and ferried to Road Town, Tortola, BVI where we slept with a beautiful view of the marina at Village Cay fro two nights before boarding Smoke and Roses. She's a 47' Leopard Catamaran perfectly sized for a family of six.

After Gerome, our local Captain with the heavy Caribbean accent, started us out to our first stop Virgin Gorda, Dan recognized his confidence to take us the rest of the way solo. Yeah for Dan, because we would never even get close to this if not for him.

Today we snorkeled at the famous Baths and travelled here, Anegada to see the flamingos and one of the largest barrier reefs in the world! So looking forward to tomorrow's magic. Bliss.

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