The next port of call was the island of Tortola, the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands. The island welcomed us with a downpour. We could hardly get out of the boat because it was raining hard. When there was a small lull in the downpour and that meant it was drizzling as oppose to a downpour we ran as hard as we could to get to get out of the port to the ferry to visit Devil's Bay which is in another island. And because we were running late and the rain was making it difficult to survey the surroundings, we opted to take a taxi. Two minutes later, we were in the dock. Hah! We just needed to walk about 10 minutes to get from where our cruise is docked to where the ferry is docked and we spent money on a two-minute taxi.
The rain stopped when we got on the ferry and started again, but only a drizzle, for a bit. Then the rest of the ferry ride, about 40 minutes, and the rest of the day we had blue skies and Caribbean sunshine. The ferry had one schedule everyday. It leaves Tortola around 9:30 and comes back 2:30 I believe. It's the only ferry that does the route so that we were reminded frequently to be mindful of the time.
Someone pointed out the island of British billionaire Richard Branson. Didn't Obama holiday here a few weeks ago?
We arrived in our destination, Virgin Gorda.
This is what greeted us.
I can hang out here for the day.
From the dock, we took a bus ride 15-20 minutes, the bus is included in the fare you pay for the ferry.
The Top of the Baths is a restaurant, bar and shops. From here, you take the trail to the baths.
The trail is short passing in between large boulders.
to be continued......
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