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Super Sailing!

In Travel on May 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm

What a fantastic trip! I think this photo sums it up pretty well.

This should be my life motto!

The British Virgin Islands are just spectacular. We sailed for seven days from Tortola to Virgin Gorda to Anegada to Jost Van Dyke and back. We hit some smaller islands too. It was so much fun to sail – the vistas are so beautiful. The water is the perfect shade of blue-green, and beaches are white sand. I highly recommend this trip! Get a crew together and make it happen.

There were many highlights on this trip, but I promised my fellow mates that I would only mention the culinary ones:

  • By far the best meal was at The Last Resort. This is an upscale restaurant (by island standards) in Trellis Bay. They had a live  band that was really fun. We danced and made a full spectacle of ourselves. The dinghy ride back to the boat was especially eventful that night. There were some acrobatic jumps onto the dinghy. Some more graceful than others.

Great restaurant in Trellis Bay.

  • The most popular island cocktail is the “Pain Killer“. It’s a lethal concoction of dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and cream of coconut. It is served on the rocks with  a bit of freshly ground nutmeg on top.  This happy hour special at the Cooper Island Beach Club got us into some trouble.

Two for one means twice the fun!

  • The second most popular island cocktail is the BBC (Bailey’s Banana Coloda). Put it in the blender with some ice – fantastic! Our captain introduced these to us on the first day and we were hooked. We didn’t have banana liqueur, we just used one whole banana per batch.
  • Anegada is known for spiny lobsters. We did a lobster dinner at The Anegada Reef Hotel. The lobsters were cooked on a grill and they were delicious!

You must do a lobster dinner in Anegada.

  • You really shouldn’t visit Anegada without going to Loblolly Beach. It’s a beautiful, remote beach with great snorkeling. Big Bamboo is a little beach bar and restaurant there. I will not list all of the things I had to drink…but I did have conch fritters here that were the best I’ve had.

Spectacular beach at Anegada.

  • The Soggy Dollar – this was definitely our favorite beach bar. We had numerous cocktails and enjoyed our last day of vacation here. Meeting a local captain, “Johnny Malibu” was especially fun.

I was sad to leave my friends and the BVIs, but it’s nice to be on land and to see my husband! I’ll be cooking and blogging again tomorrow. My focus will be on healthy foods for a while…back to reality after a week long vacation of eating and not exercising.  Thanks to everyone who guest blogged while I was away!



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  1. I hope you girls admired all of the wonderful ironwork on Virgin Gorda. Robinson Iron did tons of work there and we enjoyed several “vacations” (compliments of Robinson Iron). Of course, Scotty worked most of the time while there haha.

  2. glad you had a good time. can’t wait to hear more about it! loved waking up to read what your guest bloggers had to post!

    • It was a great trip! I am so large….have to get back on track now. Let’s plan a cooking rendez vous somewhere this summer.

  3. LaVon, I’m glad you and friends are back safely,and I think that is all I want to hear about the trip. tmi is not good for Dads.

  4. I love this post! Thanks for not sharing all of our dirty secrets. All of your recipes look great.

    • I made BBCs this weekend at the beach! Love it! Hope all is well. You’re a great sailor. Keep in touch 🙂

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