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Hunting for bonefish

October 22, 2012

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Kevin fishing the Flats.

The day could hardly have dawned with any less promise. After the achingly beautiful weather of the past few days, the grey skies that greeted me at breakfast were doubly disappointing. From the patio of our hotel on the southern shore of Anegada, I could see storm clouds massing over the distant water. I wondered […]

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News clipping: Stand Up Paddleboarding on St. John, with the NYT

December 7, 2011

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The travel articles are coming fast and furious these days and this is one of my recent favorites. Wendy Plump writes in the New York Times about a week on St. John, and mostly about stand up paddleboarding around the island. SUP, for those who don’t know, is the new big thing in the Virgin […]

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Just another day on Norman Island

October 27, 2011

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sting ray

I love to visit the ‘out islands’ of the BVI: Norman, Cooper, Peter, Salt, Ginger, and the rest. There is something about crossing the water to another island that causes your worries to melt away. And with little more than a beach and a beach bar to entertain you, the day ahead is one of […]

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Off the beaten track: hiking at Shark Bay National Park

October 18, 2011

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bat cave

Shark Bay is one of the newest national parks in the British Virgin Islands and probably the least well-known. Declared in 1999, the 18.4 acre park on a headland just east of Brewer’s Bay, Tortola, is one of my favourite places to hike in the BVI. Shark Bay proper is a small, rocky, windswept bay […]

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Riding the coast: bike tour of St Croix

September 4, 2011

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biking on st croix

We get off to an early start; by 8:30 a.m. Troy and I are astride our mountain bikes and ready to go. Troy, a long-time St. Croix resident and experienced cyclist, is one of the regular guides at Freedom City Cycles, a bike shop in Frederiksted which rents bikes, leads tours and sells gear. The […]

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Atop St. Croix’s Maroon Ridge

August 30, 2011

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Ras Lumumba picked me up in his Rasta-colored 1970s Land Rover and we set off for a drive along back roads to a viewpoint overlooking the north coast of St Croix. We were going on a hike, along with his daughter and another friend, but first Lumumba, a naturalist and exceptional tour guide, wanted to […]

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