Monday, December 28, 2015

Activities with an 82 year old

What kind of activities do you plan when you have an 82 year old on board? It certainly depends on the 82 year old! Our choice was to look at the trail map, pick a strenuous 5 mile hike, and go for it.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our latest favorite spot

As we are traveling we often find a spot that we want to return to repeatedly. Spots that have some special quality that appeals to us. We are currently at Waterlemon Cay (pronounced key), which like all of our favorite spots have numerous charms and secrets.
Waterlemon Cay is located in the USVI, just a stone's throw away from the BVI. It is a small bay on the northern shore of St. John's and part of St. John's National Park.

Monday, December 21, 2015

25 hours of travel

Is it worth it? Driving three hours in the driving rain, at night, by myself. Taking a redeye flight to Charlotte NC. A shortish hop NORTH (?) to Philadelphia. An hour delay on the plane while they bring aboard a mechanic to discover that someone did not close a freshwater intake in the restroom and water was dripping out.  Another flight to USVI. Now we are an hour late. Can we make the last ferry to Tortola?  No problem,  it is only a five minute taxi. That is, in non peak tourism time. Today everyone was out doing their last minute holiday shopping, the traffic was bumper to bumper and the 5 minute taxi turned into 20 minutes, and we arrived at the ferry terminal  5 minutes after the scheduled departure time.  Thank goodness for Island Time. The ferry had not left yet.I was the last one to get on the ferry, but I made it.  Over 25 hours of travel.
Seeing Bob waiting for me at the ferry terminal, and finally getting to the boat answered the question.  Yes, it is all worth it.