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cruising, vb, kroozing, working on your boat in exotic locations around the Caribbean....Dudley and Becca
The day is young....
Bec
05/16/2011, The West and North Coast, Anegada!

I guess we are trying squeeze as much as we can in as small a time slot as we can possibly manage! We got to see Settlement this morning by motorized vehicle and personal guide!

Now it's time for some personal motorizing! Dudley agreed to a walk on the beach and off we went! It was less than two hours this time, but the beach has a magic way of breathing life into tired old lungs; reviving muscles to believe they can walk around the earth; and opening our eyes wide for each and every gift of nature that exposes itself to us.

We rounded the south west beach and the north coast is alive with gusto! Thanks honey for being such a 'monster'!


To Walk or Hire a Taxi?
Bec
05/16/2011, The Settlement, Anegada, BVI!

We heard on day one that the only 'town' is "Settlement"....and it's about 1.5 miles away. We can do that...no problem.

Then we heard it was 5 miles...now we might walk it...and take a bus back! Today was the day to visit the one and only town, really...and we were told it was 7 miles.

We called Jerry! Or Leona called Jerry for us from Netptune's Treasure! This family is very special too....more later!

Settlement is small, poor and very tired! They are proud, industrious and definitely don't want their island turned into a concrete jungle like all their neighbors!

We met glorious locals...all, in colorful homes in various stages of repair and all drenched in a Mother Earth's explosion of color at every turn!

Claudia, who owns the only grocery store, cried the voice of her people "We have some bad seeds having arrived here and we don't want the big developers here either..."

Let's pray these humble folks decide what their futures hold, not the people who want to change it!

Bec

Blowing Goodbye to Anegada!
Bec
05/16/2011, Neptune's Treasure...

The entire Soares clan are tops! Really, truly, madly, deeply! We went in to Neptune's Treasure because everybody we've met on the island, along with this remarkable family will be there to say goodbye!

Dudley managed to be the STAR Blower...seriously blew us all away! He's still got it!

Bec

Finally lobster...and now it's Anegada Lobster!
Becca
05/15/2011, The Lobster Trap Restaurant

It was a very long day and Dudley is an amazing man! He's right there by my side every step of the way, showing me up too!

We ended our day with some really great lobster...why this is the best we've ever tasted I'll never know...just is!

Our three new friends...Sarah and Justin also guests on the island and Velma...a wonderful local woman who treated us like family!

Bec

We Got the Treat, FLAMINGOS!
Becca
05/15/2011, Salt Pond...Anegada

We ended our 2 hour hike with a very anticipated treat! Waaaaaay over there...a small sampling of about a dozen Flamingos! They really do get what they need from this special place and we are the beneficiaries!

Dudley and Bec

Day 2, Anegada is Extraordinary!
Becca
05/15/2011, The Drowned Island...

This flat island sits on an immense coral barrier and is an aquatic universe of extraordinary measure which has been the focus of the island's fisherman for all of it's history. Their ancestors have been known as pirates and later notorious wreckers whose victims litter the long coral bank which stretch miles south of the mainland and because it's awash, has been a deathtrap to ships at sea.

It was our hike thru the mangrove fringed lagoons today that had Dudley cringing at every turn with his knees objecting too! We were still in search of the flamingos we were promised to observe...but it was these vistas of low lying flora that struck us with awe this early morning we chose to explore by foot.

Bec

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