The BVI is located at the high point of the curving archipelago that swings from Florida to Trinidad.  With their steady trade winds and numerous sheltered harbors they are a center for sea routes to every point of the compass, providing a great stopping off point in the trade lines between Europe and the riches of South America.  They have been described as “the place on the way to everywhere”. 

We wake up early to find all these colorful local fishing boats in our bay. They have nets out and are gathering the small fish that they will use to catch the big fish that they will sell at the fish market in Kingstown and to the occasional charter boat. They are there for minutes and then they are off and we have the bay to ourselves again.