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Monday, August 9, 2010

The Baths - Our second trip to England

The baths on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.  This is one of the trips we have planned since we got here.  Saved it for our next to last weekend.

The baths has nothing to do with cleanliness, the refer to the huge granite boulders that dot the beach and provide natural tidal pools, arches, mazes and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea.

The Baths were "discovered" by Christopher Columbus, and Virgin Gorda was named by him.  It is now one of the most visited attractions in the British Virgin islands.

Everybody gets buggy eyed at the amazing unique look of the beach!  Or maybe this fellow's eyes are still bugging out from 1997 when Tyra Banks filmed a famous cover shot for the Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Our tour included time to swim in the clearest water I have ever seen... An amazing blue green color.

Here's Jackie...

And don't get too excited, but there were enough wet T-Shirts to get a contest starting...

The Baths are a "must do" if you get the chance to visit.  Everywhere you look, it's a different picture postcard.


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I just love their crystal clear turquoise waters down there. Nothing compares. It's been too many years since my last trip down that way (Puerto Rico) and sadly, it's probably going to be many more until I can afford to take a trip like that. But that's ok... we have the "farm" now. :)

  2. Unbelievably beautiful! Any of these photos could be a postcard! Love the last one of you and Jackie!

  3. Oh my god... that crystal clear water is really tempting. A swimmers dream !!