Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Visiting Tortola (continued)

Road Town and Road Harbour

An overview of Road Town and the harbor, looking southwest. The main harbor is where the cruise ship is docked, and to the right is the inner basin where we were docked. At far left is Burt Point.  

A closer view of Road Town, click on either picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here. In the right-hand picture, Village Cay Marina is in the center of the picture on the far shore, with the Moorings charter base on the near shore. Night Heron was docked at the right-most dock on the far shore, behind the small round island. The tourist section of Road Town consists of the mass of buildings along the far shore.

Tortola is in the foreground, with Guana to the left, and Great Camanoe in the middle. In the far right hazy background are the various "Dogs" (Great Dog, George Dog, and West Dog).  

Another overview of Road Town and Road Harbour, looking approximately south from the hills above Road Town. Click on either picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here. In the left-hand picture, the little island to the left is Dead Chest, with Peter Island to the right. I think Norman Island is blended into the view directly behind Peter Island. Just left of center is the basin with Village Cay Marina. In the right-hand picture, I have indicated where Night Heron is docked. The freighter in the harbor behind the cruise ship is the Netherlands-registered Slotergracht, which among other things can transport recreational boats as deck cargo. When they arrive with your sailboat, they anchor in the harbor and a launch takes you out to the ship. Once you climb aboard your boat, the ship's crane lowers your boat over the side and you sail away. To see how this is done, check out the log of Sno' Dog.

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