Although we never wanted to leave this paradise, our week finally came to a close. The general manager of Biras Creek met us down at the dock to see us off the morning we left. We rode the Biras boat over to the east end of Tortola, jumped in the taxi that Biras had arranged for us for the ride over to West End, where we paid our exit tax and boarded the ferry back to St. Thomas. We had to stop on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands to go though US customs. When we got back to St. Thomas, we stored our luggage at the ferry terminal, then rushed over to some nearby shops to buy some duty-free liquor products. The prices were unbelievably low. Needless to say, we are now well stocked with rum. Hustling back to the ferry terminal, we caught a taxi over to the airport. After getting our boarding passes, Emily headed to another duty-free liquor store to get even more rum. We had to go though US customs one more time, then boarded our flight back home. When we arrived in Charlotte, it was 40 degrees - quite a shock to our systems. And that concluded the best vacation we'd ever had!
Why is this man smiling?
US Customs on St. John, USVI
We also stopped at the port of Red Hook on St. Thomas on the ferry ride back
Barry before leaving
Leaving Biras Creek behind
Ferry back to St. Thomas
Emily in the Charlottte Airport, waiting for our luggage, looking tan. Sandals in December?