lots of fancy boats
patricia's beach bar. best. ever.
smuggler's cove (i guess it was only one smuggler's cove)
sailing off into the sunset
we shared a van-cab to smuggler's cove with 3 older british couples who travel together. they were pretty funny --- and that was probably due to the fact that things said in a british accent are usually just funnier.
we spent the entire day at smuggler's cove, it was so so gorgeous. and the snorkeling was really good, complete with a couple reefs. lots of coral (even some that was alive), sea urchins, pretty fish, et cetera, et cetera.
i like snorkeling. that is when i remember how to breathe correctly and there isn't water coming in through my goggles.
and patricia's beach bar made it all worth it - she makes her own jerk chicken... way better than the jerk chicken i had on st. thomas. like way better. not to mention she was so nice--- because everything tastes better when the cook is nice (?)
she lets her customers use her beach chairs for free. that was a bonus as we were there the whole day.
oh and before we actually ordered the jerk chicken for lunch, we were hesitant because of the not great chicken the day before. ben asked for a sample and got basically an entire portion... yet another plus of the kindness of patricia.
on our way back to the boat, we and the brits were all sweating like crazy but the driver insisted the air was turned on. ben knew this wasn't the case. the driver finally took ben's instructions and viola! air conditioning!
tortola had the prettiest beach of all on this trip.