Saturday, August 13, 2011

Warm Rain and Sunshine... 8/13

Hi it’s Karina. 

I am saying what to put in our blog this time.
Today I woke up with a nice bowl of chicken noodle soup for breakfast. Yuuum.  Mom never lets me have that for breakfast at home. So far we got to see scrub island to Guana island, back to Tortola and all the way over to Jost where we are now.  I think the moon is really bright tonight especially because it’s so full. Mikai and I took a nap for two and a half hours today.  We missed two of the islands.  The private island and the island where the other’s watched a glass blower.

Hi it’s Annika now.  

Today I woke up at about 8 o’clock and we left the harbor to a beautiful bay and Nikolas my mom and my Dad went snorkeling but I was too scared to try because I was afraid I’d see the scary big fish Ive been feeding from the boat.  They look like little sharks.  So far my favorite part of the trip was snorkeling from the beach at the Baths because there we no big scary fish and it seemed like a protected bay. I loved stopping to walk in the rain.  I’ve never walked in the rain before for so long without an umbrella!

Mom’s turn - sitting all together on the bow listening to millions of super noisy beatles in the trees.

Though we travelled further today than we have until now it’s been a relatively uneventful day in search of less visited spots.  The highlight was without a doubt walking on the pristine deserted beach of Guana Island.  We’ll never forget the perfect flat white sand and the pelting warm rain. 

Been thinking about how Peace Corps has given us so much confidence to explore the real world sans tour guide, convenience stores, hot water, soap, espresso, maps or even knowing what we’re doing tomorrow.  I think I read we’re in for a BIG storm tomorrow on our way to the real “Treasure Island”.  Should be good.


  1. Wow! Just Caught up on all of your posts and enjoyed the gorgeous photos. What an amazing adventure! Can't wait to read your future blogs! Love, Susan