Wine tasting, work drinks, diving and Anegada
Rugby Club Wine Tasting
The weather in BVI has been somewhat disappointing lately - we’re not freezing like everyone back home, but consistent rain has led to a definite diminishing of our perfect tans! On one such rainy day we were supposed to go on a boattrip but thanks to the weather it was postponed. We ended up going to the Rugby Club wine tasting instead. We were definitely not disappointed as we sampled some delicious wine (the South African ones were the best, no bias involved of course!!)
The weather cleared up a bit and we got to enjoy the awesome views at Bananakeet while sampling every bottle available! We ended up taking 3 bottles of wine home which we “won” in the raffle, so all in all we weren’t too sad the boattrip got cancelled!
Deloitte after-work drinks at the Watering Hole.
The drinks we organized did not get off to a great start as they ran out of Savannah’s half an hour into the function (we had nothing to do with that!!) However it was great to catch up with everyone in a non-work environment.
Diving at the Rhone
The RMS Rhone is a shipwreck just off Salt Island and one of the most popular diving spots in the BVI.
The ship sunk when it hit a rock while trying to shelter from a tornado. Only one passenger survived and their porthole, number 26, is considered lucky if you rub it three times.
We spent an awesome day diving there and exploring the wreck along with GuyP, Phil and Wayne. It’s really beautiful as the parts of the ship are covered in muti-coloured corals and there are swim-throughs that you can go through so it feels like you’re inside the ship.
We saw massive lobster, crabs, lizard fish and a variety of other smaller fish. No rays or turtles to be seen unfortunately, but still beautiful dives!
Day Trip to Anegada
This past Sunday we went on iSpeed (this really, really fast boat) to visit one of the only flat islands in the BVI – Anegada.
The weather gods were not smiling down on us as the weather was pretty miserable for most of the day. However, after a speedy drive in our horrid rental car (only in the BVI can they get away with charging $90 dollars per day for a car that doesn’t have a driver’s door handle) we arrived on Loblolly beach where we got in a snorkeling session before lunch. While we were snorkeling we came across a really big fish with scary teeth – none of us new what it was so we kept circling it and got really close. Turns out it was a great barracuda, something you should not get close to ever! Luckily we were distracted by a beautiful spotted sting-ray which we followed away from the danger zone. After lunch we took a scenic tour of the island (ie. We got a bit lost) and then chilled on Cow Wreck Beach until it was time to board ispeed and go home.