British Virgin Islands
A group of idyllic Caribbean islands offering world-class sailing, white sand beaches and tales of buried treasure that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write Treasure Island.
Only, in September 2017 it was directly hit by Hurricane Irma, the worst Atlantic hurricane on record, causing devasting destruction across the territory.
We know because we were there when it happened.
We absolutely hope to return one day. Until then, here are the articles we published based on our experience there.
The Eye Of The Storm – How We Survived Devasting Hurricane Irma
Our housesitting assignment in the British Virgin Islands was quietly drawing to a close – but the largest Atlantic hurricane in history changed everything
Aftermath – Staying Strong In The Fallout From Hurricane Irma
Irma’s devastation on the British Virgin Islands was total – and like everyone else, we had to stay strong if we were to survive its aftermath
Sanctuary – How We Fought To Be Evacuated From Tortola
How we finally made contact with the outside world after Hurricane Irma and our frantic search for a way to evacuate from Tortola
The Roti Man Of Tortola
A Perfect Day Of Sailing In The British Virgin Islands
The Best Beaches In Tortola – And How To Explore Them In A Day
Map of British Virgin Islands
with featured blog posts and places of interest
Blog Post: The Roti Man Of Tortola
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Hi, we're Ian and Nicky, an English couple on a voyage of discovery around the world, and this blog is designed to reflect what we see, think and do. Actually, we'd like to think it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So please feel free to pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around.