Further evidence that living on an island isn’t all* palm trees and boat drinks, here’s Part 2 of the series, “Images of Island Life.” All photos—from the beautiful to the bizarre—were taken during our first year here on Tortola, BVI.
*Well, as you’ll see below, sometimes island life is about palm trees and boat drinks. 😊
The bar scene on an island can be quite entertaining
Who needs “hair of the dog” for your hangover? On our island, you can get “hair of the cat.”
During the day, a disguise can help protect your reputation.
But after dark, the “weirdos” really come out.
Apparently, they’ll let anyone bartend.
On-the-job hazards go far beyond carpal-tunnel. At our local hangout, being accosted by a bearded dude is a likely occurrence.
Tourists provide a never-ending stream of amusement (and shock!)
The contrast between his lobster-printed swim trunks and the leg tat shows diversity in taste.
Caution… This. Cannot. Be. Unseen.
It’s higher than it looks. Jumping from the top deck of the “Willy T” is practically a rite of passage for visitors to the BVI.
And sometimes, even “locals” can’t resist acting like tourists.
Pets from the U.S. have to adapt to new surroundings, just like people
Wearing a fur coat in the tropics can be rough. Snowball says, “Seriously? How about a fan over here?”
Apparently, Coco’s getting “rock fever.” Road trip anyone?
Trouble knows that staying hydrated is important. And that it takes 76 seconds before the water gets hot.
Smooth has resorted to hoarding as a coping mechanism. He who dies with the most toys, wins!
Most dogs love the clear, calm waters of the ocean, but the classier ones prefer infinity pools.
Up next: night scenes, the many faces of island weather, and the truly bizarre!