I am back with some more on the beautiful British Virgin Islands! I am only going to do one more post after this one, I promise. I just have so much to share!
Todays post is dedicated to my day in Anegada… but first I have to start from the very beginning. Day 5 of the BVIS was just as amazing as the ones before, only this time I was able to see the beautiful sunrise. I know you are all probably thinking “You woke up early on a vacation?!” and yes… I will say that I did; at 5 in the morning to be exact. Now, I did not do this every day…I would have to be paid a lot of money to get up that early everyday of my vacation. However, that morning was for a special reason. We got up early to go hike on Virgin Gorda with Kenetha (our amazing cook), and we made it to the top just as sunrise hit! Ali and I got the most astounding pictures from the hike; I have been on quite a few hikes before and I can easily say that this was the most scenic one I have ever been on. It was almost like traveling through a jungle. There were tons of trees, flowers, rocks, and little openings through the trees where you could see such a distinct view of the ocean and the sunrise shooting out of it. That view was definitely worth more than a couple extra hours of sleep!
After our hike, we came back to the boat, had breakfast, and then sailed out to Anegada. Anegada was so different from the rest of the islands. This island was completely flat; so flat that when sailing up to it, you could see the boats in front of you before seeing the actual land. Literally the highest part of the island was a little bridge that we had to drive over to avoid going through a small patch of water! Once we made it to the island, we rented a truck to take across the whole island. Ryan drove and the rest of us sat in the bed of the truck where there were seats for everyone to sit on. All together, it took probably about an hour to drive around the whole island (the island was extremely small, not even 1000 people live there) , but of course we made pit stops along the way! We first stopped at Loblolly beach, which consisted of a small restaurant and some really beautiful trees. We ate lunch there and hung out, then after snorkeled a bit before heading to another part of the island. Our next stop was Cow Wreck, which is where Ali and I took the pictures with the cute towels. Cow Wreck had a cute bar that was all painted yellow, two shops, and a teeny-tiny basketball court. We spent about an hour there before making our way back to where we began.
That night we stayed out on the boat and watched the sunset (I will show pictures below), then after dark took the Dinghy back to the island where all of us (including the crew) had a delicious lobster dinner. Easily the best lobster I have ever had in my entire life… not even Red Lobster could beat that!
After dinner that night was pretty fun. Ali and I got the aux for a while and had our own little dance party, then after that we all stayed up and talked with Ryan and heard stories about South Africa. It was a pretty great day to say the least!
In love with this suit from Zaful! It is so cute and different, and extremely affordable too!
Pictures from the hike:
This is what the cieling looked like at the place we had dinner at…
Loblolly: (Ryan and Matthew attempting to flip Kate in the hammock)