Entries by Lynn Griffiths

Virgin Gorda home to The Baths – BVI

Virgin Gorda is a large island in the East of the BVI island chain. It served as the capital of the BVIs until 1714 prior to the capital moving to Road Town Tortola. The main town is Spanish Town and this is known locally as The Valley where most locals live. Sailing up the Sir […]

Norman Island (Treasure Island) Anchorages – BVI

Norman Island is also referred to as Treasure Island! It is claimed that Norman Island was the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel called Treasure Island. Treasure has been found in the Caves, which you can still snorkel. And apparently there is still buried treasure on the island, which was buried in money […]

Maho Bay Anchorage – St John USVI

  Maho Bay is a great anchorage located on the north shore of St John. It is part of the Virgin Islands National Park that was established in 1956. There are numerous mooring buoys that hold yachts up to 60 feet in length, and there are now four larger mooring buoys that can take yachts […]

Swimming with Turtles in the Caribbean

We are extremely lucky in the Caribbean to be able to see so many turtles. In the Virgin Islands they are mostly Green Turtles or Hawksbill Turtles. As you sail further south you will come across the much larger Leatherback Turtles. The golden rule if you see a turtle whilst snorkeling is to keep your […]