ALL JOURNALS

HOME

  

CARIBBEAN INDEX

PHOTOS

PHOTOS

MAP

JOURNALS

ATLANTIC

CROSSING

WINDWARD

ISLANDS

BARBADOS & BEQUIA

GRENADA

CARRIACOU,

SANDY ISLE

& PETIT ST

VINCENT

 

TRINIDAD &

CARNIVAL

TOBAGO

 ◊

GRENADINES

MAYREAU,

TOBAGO KEYS,

UNION ISL.

ST. LUCIA

MARTINIQUE

LEEWARD
ISLANDS

DOMINICA

THE SAINTS

GUADELOUPE

ANTIGUA

ST. BARTS

ST. MARTIN

BVI's

USVI's

HOME


Custom
SAILING
SHIRTS
HATS & OTHER GIFTS
 

 

 
NORMAN ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, CARIBBEAN
Legend plays a large part in the history of Norman Island with tales of treasure caves as 15th century documents link it with Spanish galleons and pirating.  Norman Island is reputedly the model for the epic “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

VIRGIN GORDA

THE BATHS

NORMAN ISL. TORTOLA JOST VAN DYKE COOPER ISL. PETER ISL. ANEGADA

Feb 24

Norman Island

After a quick sail across the channel, we anchored in the Bight among hundreds of mooring balls at Norman Island. The little sandy beach which was deserted when we were there years ago was now a bar and shops.

The island is laden with trails and we hiked most of them. It was a nice break from the windy cool weather we had been experiencing. By the time we climbed to the top of the hills, we looked down to see a pool of mooring balls, empty and waiting for the next influx. By the time we returned to the anchorage, hundreds of boats would be scrambling for the last empty spot to tie up to for the night. balls.

Caves

We snorkelled around the Caves at the head of the Norman Island Bight. I guess we are spoilt by the fabulous underwater adventures around the world, because we did not find much of interest.


Although we could never stay up late enough at night to partake in the raunchy parties there, we went to the old 98 foot schooner, the William Thornton (otherwise known as the Willie T) permanently anchored in the Bight. Hamburgers and beer were the order of the day.

We pulled up anchor and headed across the channel to Tortolla to provision and check out Road Town and Nanny Cay. The wind was light but we enjoyed the motor sail.

Next>>> Tortolla

 

Contact Ascension - COOL STUFF FOR SALE - About Ascension - Who's Who - ALL JOURNALS

Search Ascension at Sea website