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Before the Tide Rises – What Pegman Saw

Karen (and I) could really use a vacation, which is why Pegman is taking us all to the British Virgin Islands.  Having had the opportunity to visit this beautiful island way back in 2001, I could not resist participating in this week’s Pegman, using my own image(s) (sorry my pictures are pictures of pictures).  So thank you, Karen, for choosing this fabulous place!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write up to 150 words inspired by this week’s location. You can use the image supplied with the prompt, or take your own tour of the British Virgin Islands using Google Maps. You’ll find a small collection of both streetview and photospheres to inspire you.

Once your piece is polished, share it with others using the link up below. Reading and commenting on others’ work is part of the fun!

Before the Tides Rise

Last stop on our cruise was Virgin Gorda.  We’d never heard of it but were stoked to visit an island outside of the regular Caribbean cruise destinations.

Bruce, a dancer on the ship and our new bestie, promised us something spectacular.  He was taking our gang to “The Baths”.

The trek to the beach was amazing.  Through caverns, up and over rocks, wading in a few inches of water, crouching here, gazing at the beach through peepholes there.  It was fun and a great work-out.

The rush of the waves tossed me willy-nilly against the volcanic rocks and as I was trying to escape the abuse, we heard Bruce yell:

“Time to go!  Tide’s coming in.  If we don’t leave now, we’ll miss the boat!”   We laughed at him.  He insisted.

Walking back, we saw how right he was.  The few inches of water was now up to our knees.

96 thoughts on “Before the Tide Rises – What Pegman Saw

  1. Great to see you Dale. What a gorgeous picture! Lucky you to have seen this gorgeous spot first-hand.

    You capture the carefree fun of vacation. I imagine the locals aren’t kidding about those tides. You wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of those rocks when the tide came in.

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  2. Q,

    Firstly, you gotta get that casa sold so you can go on one of these vacations!

    Secondly, that rock formation . . I was seeing something that should not be seen. And while I do realize it was nothing more than gravitational craftsmanship making it look like a high colonic . . . still. LOL.

    You pegged the Pegman. As per.


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  3. Dear Dale,

    Willy-nilly….haven’t heard that one in for a long while. (yep….I meant to say it that way.) We had planned to go to the British VI but never made it. sounds like a great vacay…loved ‘being there’ with you.

    Shalom and hugs,,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      One of the girls with us got really banged up by those jagged edges. We were tossed about willy-nilly!
      It was gorgeous and I’d go back yesterday.
      Thank you, mon amie.

      Shalom and Lotsa love,


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  4. Good adventure you had. The pictures are beautiful. The last time I was in the Atlantic Ocean walking shin-deep in the waves rolling in toward the beach I got knocked down. After I tried a few times to stand up on my own my son came to my rescue. I’m hanging up my water shoes. 😦

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    • My sisters went on vacation together and one of them fell and the waves kept knocking her over. She was laughing so hard, she just couldn’t get up. Not so fun when you need someone else to haul you up, though.
      Thank you. I loved the place.

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  5. Great photo and story and while it’s true, I think you can extend it with some fiction. That would make it very interesting, you know if the tide came in too quick and…..

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