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I'm a 62yr old AOL refugee, living on the south coast of England. I love travelling and sharing my photos. I live with Nina and Katinka, my two Maine Coon cats.

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

Tortola, British Virgin Islands. A tropical paradise!





I thought I'd add a few more photos of my cruise while it's still the weekend (just!). This is Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, it has the most beautiful colour sea surrounding it. It's actually the island setting for Treasure Island, the novel of the same name. It was like arriving in paradise, the colour of the sea just didn't look real! Surely they'd dyed it just before we arrived!
Andy and I did a coach tour of the island, the hills were so steep, we didn't think the bus was going to make it up to the top! We headed across the island over the mountain range and down to Pussers' Landing, a yacht harbour with some beautiful pastel painted houses and shops. I'm not writing a lot here as it's late, I'll let you get on with looking at the photos.











A pelican who seemed to be the official greeter at the harbourside!





They did dye it didn't they? Nobody is entitled to have sea this colour!





The Norwegian Jewel, our home on the high seas!





Colourful tour buses.








Our ship again, it was a beautiful place to live for a few days!







This was interesting, it's a church, or what remains of it after a tropical storm destroyed it many years ago.








The view from the top of the mountains, the scenery all over Tortola was breathtaking.





Sorry, I couldn't resist taking a photo of this strangely named road!!







Just look at the sea between the islands, there are around seventy islands that make up the British Virgin Islands.



It doesn't look real does it?!




Our ship in the harbour.



I could quite happily live here!



They even have their own observatory here!


Stunning!


I wonder if they'd like to trade their blue sky with our dirty grey one?! Lol!


Iguana Island.

Another harbour


This is Pussers Landing. It was absolutely beautiful. The sky, the houses in these pastel colours! It was all just unreal!







I could have stayed here for a week.... make that a month!




That's it for tonight, my bed is calling me!
I hope to be back soon to add more if my computer lets me, it's lost my Windows XP twice today but I managed to restore it.
I won't add a signature tag in case I lose the entry!
Jeannette xx

10 comments:

Linda's World said...

Beautiful pictures Jeannette! The cruise ships look so majestic when they are sitting at the dock waiting for returning passengers. And I always felt comforted when we were on a shore excursion and I caught a glimpse of the ship waiting for my return. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I was sorry I didn't have time to connect with you when you got back & before we left. Linda from Washington, but now here in Pasadena, CA dying from the heat.

madcobug said...

Beautiful pictures. I believe they put that dye in the water just for the two of you LOL. That sure is a large ship. Glad that you all didn't get hit by any pirates. Helen

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS photos...it does look like paradise...i bet it was warm...so glad you posted....missed hearing from you. I never would have thought they'd name a road after my ex husband either....lol.
XO

Julie said...

The photo's are beautiful, the colors and the sky. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

Lovely pics but its not fair all the sunshine and blue everthing when we get rain wind and more rain. Love Joan

ADB said...

Gorgeous pics, Jeannette. Got a link for you, this lady keeps a blog from Tortola.

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

i wish that someday i could be able to travel to places like that and enjoy the world.

Connies Photos said...

Absolutelty georgous..you are so fortunate to be able to go to places most of us just dream about.Your photos leave me speachless..one more breathtaking than the next..WOW-you could put them on a postcard or travelog...

Lisa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!! I could live here for a year or ten. LOL

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Unbelievable! I will have to plan a trip there!

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