Friday, June 15, 2012

The Baths

At long last we made our visit to The Baths.  This incredible place merits its own blog.  What a wonderful experience.  The Baths are located on the southwest tip of Virgin Gorda.  It is an unusual formation of large granite boulders.  The sea washes between these boulders creating pools with shafts of light shining down through the rocks.  It really creates a dramatic effect.  There is a trail guiding you through the boulders and pools.  Sometimes you climb, sometimes you crawl, but around each corner you are guaranteed another breathtaking view.  Once you make it to the end of the trail you are rewarded with the beach at Devil’s Bay.  This has to be one of the most beautiful beaches that we have ever seen.  White sand, incredibly blue water, palm trees and, adding something a little different, lots of large boulders.  It really is breathtaking.  We spent a whole morning there exploring the path through the boulders and swimming in Devil’s Bay. 

The boulders of The Baths were once embedded in volcanic lava, once the winds and sea wore the lava away and carved dishes and holes in the harder granite, we were left with the beautiful natural phenomenon. 

I had a hard time editing photos for this blog post.  There were so many beautiful shot of the boulders and the sea. 

Underwater view of The Baths

Sea Grapes

Stairway to Heaven or.... Devil's Bay?

Devil's Bay - I told you this beach was gorgeous

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