Sensation Ferry to Virgin Gorda. We were loaded down with snorkeling gear to swim around the famous Baths, which we had visited when last here in 2016. We had a car booked so we could move about more easily as we have learned flexibility is key and things are not what they seem during a pandemic. Meaning call ahead no matter what the website, Facebook, or Trip Advisor says about operational hours. We booked our tickets on-line and parked about a city block right on the water and found everything easily. Once sanitized we headed to the top deck for the 25 minute ride over...where the kids quickly found the wifi.
So...choices...do we head back on the earlier ferry and cut our loses OR do we look for another spot to spend our day. On the dive boat a day earlier the locals had told Andy to try Savannah Bay. This incredible bay was not one for snorkeling on this day, but the waves were perfect for a little body surfing. And again we had the entire beach to ourselves. No chairs as these are more like parks we did note some of the trees/bushes had been trained to be natural cabanas, so we threw out our blanket and used the beautifully painted tires with little messages to hold the corners and sunk in for the afternoon. We all even managed a big nap, which left Ally with some very sunburned legs. A quick bite at The Bath & Turtle/Chez Bamboo where kids enjoyed pizza and Andy and I shared a Caribbean Burger and a Virgin Islands Summer Ale. CocoMaya the most famous restaurant on the island was closed on this day and our rental car guys had recommended this place.
We opted for 4 shirts that are screen printed with artwork by Aragorn and based on the local environment and culture, a mug for my Mom, a hand-painted ornament, and a beautiful piece of pottery. No fireball for us...they start at several thousand dollars and that's before shipping and living in wildfire zone probably not a great idea. We had a wonderful time chatting about the islands, farms, etc...as island time struck again and the piece of pottery I wanted was not logged in the system and then for the second time today the internet was down, but this time she hand-wrote out info and sent us on our way and we had a receipt within 30 minutes after she got home.
Not the days we planned but very nice ones none the less and met some wonderful people along the way.