Thursday 21st Road Town, Tortola
We were last here with our friends Joyce and Richard but nothing looked familiar due to the last hurricane destroying everything and massive rebuilding since.
The day did not start well. We disembarked to walk into the city but not far from the port, Avril tripped on a raised drain cover and went a flying onto her right arm. Lots of help to get her back on her feet and headed to a nearby pharmacy, who took us round to a Medical Centre. A really lovely lady doctor cleaned the grazes and then we sought a cafe for a restorative coffee.
In the afternoon we were booked on an Island Jeep Tour. As I couldn't pull myself into the jeep, Phil had to unceremoniously push me up from behind!! The jeeps held eight people - four each side - packed in like sardines. The convoy of thee jeeps left Road Town and followed a trail up to the Ridge Road. The driving was fast and quite hairy as we drove up very steep roads and round bends. The driver, Mark, stopped at regular intervals for photo opportunities of incredible views over neighbouring islands.
Our longest stop was for 1 1/2 hrs at Josiah's Bay for a beach stop. We hired chairs and I went swimming - doc's advice as she said the salt would help the wounds!!!!! Later we both walked along the beach - glorious warm sunshine and the sounds of the surf.
Back to the ship for a formal night.
I should mention that a Thompson's ship was berthed alongside us - wow what a size. Some of the balconies were fitted with hammocks. Not for us - the size of ship not the hammocks.
Day at sea, then Grand Turk and Caicos.