Salt Island, BVIs

After a morning of sailing, we moored up off the shore of Salt Island. Named after its lake which is harvested for salt, the island is also a bit of a “hot-spot” for those wanting to snorkel or scuba-dive as it is the location of the wreckage of the ship R.M.S. Rhone that sank after a hurricane in 1867.

The rocks in the photo below mark the spot where the wreckage can be found. If you want to have a look around the wreckage, there are lots of great videos on YouTube, but of course, not as cool as seeing it first-hand.

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As we were getting our snorkels (and Florence) together, I spotted this little fellow. I completely love Turtles and this was the first time I had seen one in the wild.

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We were soon joined by lots of exotic fish looking for something to eat.

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After snorkelling, we took the rib over to explore Salt Island. You can walk around the lake where you can see the salt gathering at the waters edge. Apparently each year, the salt is harvested and one pound of the sea salt is gifted to the Queen on her birthday *so cute*.

The Island also offers a gorgeous beach and there are tables and chairs provided for those who want to have a picnic. If I ever go back, I’d pack up lunch and take it over to enjoy on the beach.

Here are some of my photos of our little exploration.

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