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Old 17 October 2015, 11:32   #1
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Ribbing in the BVI

Just got back this morning from a 10 days holiday in the Caribbean. The usual gang of four - Mr & Mrs Mike C and Mr & Mrs Andre. This holiday included 6 days ribbing in the British Virgin Islands. Those who have been there will agree it is a ribbing paradise .The weather could have been better but was acceptable. Lots to see and superb snorkelling places.
The rib we had the pleasure of using was a Dutch made TP Marine 8 mtr rib. We were going to have use of a Parker 800 Baltic but when we arrived it was not available. The TR Marine was somewhat a blessing as the canopy provided good shade from the Caribbean sun.
Over the next week I will post some more photos of the islands, places to eat . I had my GoPro so once edited will post a few clips as well
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Old 17 October 2015, 12:03   #2
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Looks nice - did you base yourselves in one harbour each evening or tour from island to island ?
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Old 17 October 2015, 13:05   #3
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Looks nice - did you base yourselves in one harbour each evening or tour from island to island ?
We hired a 4 x 4 at the airport and had accommodation in Road Town. Each day we just headed by rib into a different direction. we returned the rib to its marina between 4 and 5 PM. Only the locals take their boats out in the dark.
this was not our first time in the BVI
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Old 17 October 2015, 16:05   #4
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Looks wonderful.
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Done some flotilla sailing in the BVIs. Awesome snorkelling. Even better than the Red Sea!
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Old 18 October 2015, 06:52   #6
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A superb holiday destination but only if you are boating ie flotilla sailing or power boating. There are many very good snorkelling places like The Indians, Fallen Jerusalem and many more . The first two photos were taken at Fallen Jerusalem and you can see a Sting Ray

Most important are also the places to eat when you are out and about. so Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke, Willy T just off Norman Island, Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda.
It is said the best Roti are at the Soggy Dollar and I agree
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Sorry what I saw was an Eagle Ray not a Sting Ray
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I was hoping to have a play with this rib but sadly one of the engines was out of action. a problem with the drive and it had to be sent away for repair
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Andre, who did you hire from?
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Andre, who did you hire from?
It is more or less impossible to hire such size rib. The rib is a chase boat and I got use of it for 5 days courtesy of a Yacht charter company. The cost of fuel was of course down to us.
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