Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Visiting Road Town

A map of Road Town. This is a thumbnail for a large map that you can view on the internet; click on the map to see the large online map.   Click on the picture to launch Google Earth and display numerous points of interest for the Virgin Islands. If Google Earth doesn't automatically open, right-click the image and download the .kmz file to your computer, then run Google Earth manually and open the downloaded file. If you don't have Google Earth, click here to display the points of interest using Google Maps.

After we arrived, I spent about a week in Road Town being a tourist, staying at the Hotel Castle Maria in the southwest end of town. I really like exploring new places, so I wound up walking every which way through the town, including walking it from end to end. During all of this walking, of course I took pictures, so I have quite a few pictures to share.

While walking, from time to time I had to cross the street, and one thing I never got used to was looking both ways before crossing. In the Virgin Islands (British and U.S.), cars drive on the left, opposite from the States. I was so conditioned to mainland traffic that I always looked at the wrong lanes to see if traffic was coming. Just before stepping into the road, you want to look to the right, because that's where the cars will come from that can run you over right away. But I always looked to the left, like I do in the States, and there were a couple of times when I stepped out into traffic. Oops! The drivers were quite patient and understanding, and I never did get run over.

I have arranged the many pictures into subsections; you can click on any of the following links, or you can click the "Next Page" button at the bottom to read all the pages sequentially.

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