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The Different Faces of The Virgin Islands

Leaving Gorda Sound

Leaving Gorda Sound

The motto on the car's number plate caught my eye as I trudged ashore to the immigration office in Gorda Sound: Nature's Little Secrets. Which caused me to reflect that they might just be the worst kept secrets in history, as the place was absolutely packed with boats and people.

With good reason: The British Virgin Islands are pretty in an arid, scrubby way, and the blue of the water and the sandy beaches are glorious.

Beachfront bars welcome visitors day and night, the sun shines, and there are a wealth of anchorages and moorings within a few hours' sail in most directions. It's a highly attractive picture, if you're on holiday.

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Colin Speedie

Colin, European Correspondent here at AAC, is a deeply experienced offshore sailor who holds a Yachtmaster licence, and a gifted photographer and talented writer who has added a whole new dimension to Attainable Adventure Cruising. In addition, since Colin and Louise are from England and had their OVNI 435, Pèlerin built in France, they bring a European perspective to our site. You can read more about Colin and Louise and their business at their website.

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