19th December, 2021
Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands and the port of Road Town is situated in the southern coast, nicely protected by the small hill on its eastern side. We picked up our pilot as scheduled, swung half a mile of the berth and reversed to the pier. As it was 9 years since I was last in Road Town, I went for a stroll along the pier and checked how much did the harbour area change over the years. Small shops, cafes’ and restaurants now populate the harbour. Quite pleasant. Late morning brought the plaque exchange and a nice chat on harbour development.
After lunch, I went for my walk on open decks and a series of chats with our guests who were enjoying some fresh air and sun. Our Hotel Manager Werner went ashore and I have tasked him with nice aerial photo of Adventure. Departure was in hands of our Staff Captain Denis under my watchful eye. He took the ship off the berth and nicely controlled the movement as we glided along the berth. All in all, successful visit with lots of positive comments from both guests and crew.
Captain Franko Papić
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