Virgin Gorda

Note, this post is slightly out of order.

While waiting for the wind to moderate a small bit, we rented a car on Wednesday and drove around Virgin Gorda, BVI.  Driving here is on the left.  i.e. the wrong side.  But, unhelpfully, the steering wheel is still on the left so you feel like you are sitting in a normal US car.  You are, of course, but the roads aren’t normal.

AAAAAHHHHH.  YOU'RE DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE!

AAAAAHHHHH. YOU’RE DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE!

We used the car to go to the famous “Baths”.  Here are a few pictures of the hiking trail.

the baths, virgin gorda, BVI

the baths, virgin gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

After the Baths, we drove to the ruins of an old copper mine.  The mine building ruins were interesting, but we thought the most interesting part was the bits of copper everywhere.  Scattered all over the path and even streaks of green in the rocks used to build the buildings.

Copper and other minerals at the Copper mine, Virgin Gorda, BVI

Copper and other minerals at the Copper mine, Virgin Gorda, BVI

Seeing the green streaks on the rocks all over the point, it is no wonder that this was a great place for a copper mine.

Copper mine ruins, Virgin Gorda BVI. Note the green in the stones.

Copper mine ruins, Virgin Gorda, BVI. Note the green in the stones.

Copper Mine Pt, Virgin Gorda, BVI.  Note green streaks on rocks.
Copper Mine Pt, Virgin Gorda, BVI. Note green streaks on rocks.

Finally, after a stop for lunch, we visited Spring Bay next to the Baths.  The rocks are quite similar, but it isn’t on the tourist map so it was almost empty.

Salt Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI

Spring Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

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