A slice of land heaven on Tortola, British Virgin Islands

At the end of our Christmas – New Year’s Eve yacht charter cruising around the British Virgin Islands; our captain gave the crew the afternoon off to explore Tortola before traveling overnight back to Sint Maarten.

One of my best Rhodes friends and digs mate, Tash, has been working for Deloitte on Tortola for the past two years. I have been trying to visit Tash on the gorgeous island of Tortola for the past year or so so I was ecstatic to see her.

After being out at sea for two weeks, I was very excited to set foot on land! Tash picked me up in her 4X4 car and gave me a whirlwind tour of the island. We went and chilled out on a quiet beach until dusk and then drove around to the other side of the island for sundowners and then for a lovely outdoor roti dinner. With an hour of land time left, I had a chance to enjoy some homely comforts including sipping South African rooibos tea on a couch, watching TV with pet cats around and catching up with Tash – one of my closest friends.

I have to go back there for a few days to be a beach bum, swim in the warm sea, snorkel, go for runs, and relax reading a book on a patio peering out at the sea views. Thank you Tash for a slice of land heaven on Tortola. 🙂

This entry was posted in Christmas, exercise, hike, inspiration, meditation, New Year's Eve, photography, sailing, swimming, tourism, travel, Uncategorized, yacht and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to A slice of land heaven on Tortola, British Virgin Islands

  1. Pingback: A slash of graphic design for the British Virgin Islands Half Marathon | eyehearttravel

  2. Pingback: A message to former Rhodes Journalism & Media Studies student self | eyehearttravel

  3. Lucy Brown says:

    Norman Island, home of Pirates Bight Bar, Restaurant, and Gift Shop, is perhaps most famous for being the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island. However, Norman Island also has a rich documented history of acting as a hiding spot for Pirate booty.Documented history for the island dates back to the early 18th century when a Spanish galleon called Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe buried 55 chests of silver coins after the crew mutinied aboard the ship.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s