Cruise Ship or Sailboat
We've been to Roadtown twice. Once on a sailboat in 1997 and then 10 years later on a cruise ship. The top picture was taken from the buffet restaurant on the NCL Pearl as they were using the azipods and bow thrusters to position the ship at the dock.
Roadtown has been a port in the BVI for a long time, as this gravestone attests.
Sacred to the memory of
Fraunceis Milverton Steet
Assistant Paymaster H.M.S. Sphinx
who departed this life
on the 21st October 1872
Aged 27 years
Blessed are the dead which die..Lord
Road Town, Tortola, BVI
Road Town; a funny name for a place where most of the activity relates to boats and water, be it the ferry from St Thomas, the yachts of the rich and famous, or passing cruise ships. The Island is less than 15 miles long, so not much in the way of roads!
But pottering around and people watching can be fun! Watch out for the chickens that are everywhere, and the cockerell that was no respector of time!
Image which Yacht you will own when you win the lottery! Sitting watching the comings and goings is a great way to relax, with a bottle of the local beer, or a glass of rum.
Road Town is the Capital of BVI, and the government offices looked modern and almost an attractive place to work!