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Old 05-20-2008, 01:51 PM   #16
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:09 AM   #17
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Here are some pictures from our sailboat trip to the BVI in January 2006. We are going back in June - can't wait!

Cruise Ships at Tortola I do not know whether this is the same facility that Disney will use. This was taken from the water, so I don't know where it is physically located on land.





On the beach at Cane Garden Bay. Yes, there was a little straw market there. I bought a beach towel/bag. There was also a restaurant with really good drinks and burgers. Great happy hour prices, but I think that didn't happen until the cruise ship groups had left for the day.




Here's another one that shows how shallow and calm the beach was at Cane Garden Bay. I think it would be a great option for people with young kids.





The Baths - someone mentioned this as a potential excursion option. The Baths are on a different island. Here's a picture in the boulders:





And here's one from the "Top of the Baths." We hiked up to the trail to the restaurant and this is a picture of the view back towards the water. One of those boats down there was ours, but I can't remember which one.

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Here are some pictures from our sailboat trip to the BVI in January 2006. We are going back in June - can't wait!

Cruise Ships at Tortola I do not know whether this is the same facility that Disney will use. This was taken from the water, so I don't know where it is physically located on land.





On the beach at Cane Garden Bay. Yes, there was a little straw market there. I bought a beach towel/bag. There was also a restaurant with really good drinks and burgers. Great happy hour prices, but I think that didn't happen until the cruise ship groups had left for the day.




Here's another one that shows how shallow and calm the beach was at Cane Garden Bay. I think it would be a great option for people with young kids.





The Baths - someone mentioned this as a potential excursion option. The Baths are on a different island. Here's a picture in the boulders:





And here's one from the "Top of the Baths." We hiked up to the trail to the restaurant and this is a picture of the view back towards the water. One of those boats down there was ours, but I can't remember which one.

Beautiful pics!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:44 PM   #19
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Great pics PPFQP

Thanks for posting the additional pics.

Now, all I need is one of the famous Painkiller's made by the local bars/restaurants on Tortola.

One more note on the restaurant at the top of the Baths, it also has a swimming pool (making it safer for children).

I e-mailed Disney about the Baths. At this time, they are still in the planning stages on the Excursions they will offer. It probably depends on what other cruise ships are in port that day.

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Old 05-21-2008, 02:09 PM   #20
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Thanks for posting the additional pics.

Now, all I need is one of the famous Painkiller's made by the local bars/restaurants on Tortola.

One more note on the restaurant at the top of the Baths, it also has a swimming pool (making it safer for children).

I e-mailed Disney about the Baths. At this time, they are still in the planning stages on the Excursions they will offer. It probably depends on what other cruise ships are in port that day.

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Okay...I'm going to ask...what's in the famous painkiller?
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Painkiller recipe

Wouldn't you know, just when I'm thirsty for one, I can't find the recipe I had.

Here's one I found on the Internet.
2 oz Pusser's® dark rum
1 oz cream of coconut
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice

Shake or stir ingredients, and pour over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve. (Strongly suggest using freshly grated nutmeg, it makes a world of difference).

I'm not a fan of coconut, but this drink is mighty tasty. My personal preference is to use a different rum than Pusser's. Pusser's is an acquired taste and after a beach bar at Smuggler's Cove made one with another rum, I was hooked.

I think there are two Pusser's restaurants on the island, including one in Road Town. Many thirsty travelers have stopped in here.
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One more note on the restaurant at the top of the Baths, it also has a swimming pool (making it safer for children).
Here's a picture of the pool:

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I can't wait!!! Absolutely gorgeous pictures!
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Oh and the painkiller recipe sounds right up my alley!!
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Wouldn't you know, just when I'm thirsty for one, I can't find the recipe I had.

Here's one I found on the Internet.
2 oz Pusser's® dark rum
1 oz cream of coconut
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice

Shake or stir ingredients, and pour over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve. (Strongly suggest using freshly grated nutmeg, it makes a world of difference).

I'm not a fan of coconut, but this drink is mighty tasty. My personal preference is to use a different rum than Pusser's. Pusser's is an acquired taste and after a beach bar at Smuggler's Cove made one with another rum, I was hooked.

I think there are two Pusser's restaurants on the island, including one in Road Town. Many thirsty travelers have stopped in here.


This has everything I love in it...I'll be having one or two of these!
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Thanks for posting the additional pics.

Now, all I need is one of the famous Painkiller's made by the local bars/restaurants on Tortola.

One more note on the restaurant at the top of the Baths, it also has a swimming pool (making it safer for children).

I e-mailed Disney about the Baths. At this time, they are still in the planning stages on the Excursions they will offer. It probably depends on what other cruise ships are in port that day.

Dan
The Baths looks and sounds like the sort of place we would want to go. Sand, Sea, food and ROCKS! Was the snorkeling good there?

Maybe if we all email DCL and ask about the Rocks as an excursion, they will know that we want it. What email address should I email to?

Thanks for the pics - they look great.

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Was the snorkeling good there?
It wasn't great on the day we were there as it was a bit rough and windy. But I think that our friends said they had snorkled there on the last trip, so I guess it just depends on the conditions.
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