I decided not to wait 2 more weeks for the next post, so here it is:
Honeymoon Day 2 - Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - Road Town, Tortola
Since it was late when we arrived Monday night, we didn't take pictures of the hotel until Day 2. We slept in on Tuesday and had a leisurely morning around the Village Cay Hotel and Marina.
|The private patio for our hotel room|
|This is the view from our patio. Not exactly the best view, but we could see the pool.|
|John waiting for his lunch.|
|View of the Marina from our table|
|Just as our taxi driver had warned, there was a cruise ship docked; though passengers seemed to be straggling back to the ship by the time we ventured out.|
While we were wandering, we had a secondary goal of finding the ferry port, so we could take a ferry to Virgin Gorda on Wednesday. Just when I wanted to turn back and just ask at the hotel, John spotted some boats worth checking out - Turns out it was the port. Yes, I'm saying he was right... it happens. :)
After finding the port, we took a different path home and stumbled across this smoothy stand. I just had to partake of a Strawberry, Banana, and Mango Smoothy.
|After our nap, we went out to enjoy the pool. The water was too cool to swim, but we still found it relaxing.|
|Note the fake cat on top of the rocks.|
While we were out on our walk we found a restaurant that I'd seen a recommendation for while researching before our trip, so we decided to head there for dinner.
I should take a moment to explain why we didn't just Google Maps the address of the port and the restaurant before we came to Tortola... There are no street addresses in the BVI. Seriously, places all over the island have a PO Box in Road Town where they receive mail, but there aren't street addresses to guide you to a location. You can tell the general location on Google Maps, but when you're out walking, things look a bit different. Luckily, though, the area was pretty small, and we enjoyed our exploratory walks.
|On our way to dinner, we stopped to take a picture of the local "wildlife"|
|Our Dinner Destination|
|Sunset at the Marina|
|Watching the sunset. Note the slight sunburn from our afternoon stroll.... we were better about sun screen after that first day out in the sun.|