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Hiking the Highlands of Tortola: An Essay mostly in pictures

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Let me the set the stage for you: it's mid-July and my wife and I have just started a fabulous week at her aunt's villa on a hill high over Long Bay Beach, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, one of the nicest stretches of white sand you are going to find in the world. So, what to do to get our vacation started off on the right foot? Yup, you guessed it: slip on the hiking sandals and trek up and over the ridge of volcanic rock that runs lengthwise over the entire island. The obvious choice, right?

Might I also mention that there is where the store is, and our condo wasn't stocked with coffee. (Please don't ask what happens when there is no coffee.)So, off I went, as my wife settled into the lounge chair by the pool. (She didn't want to come, can you believe it?) 

Anyway, when I got home, drenched in sweat, hot as Cuba (my buddy Bill says that) and really, really thirsty (who hikes in dew points as high as these?) I decided to create this pictorial essay, because I am p…