George Dog Island

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

Jane Austen

This is SeaSea viewed form the beach of George Dog Island in March 2020. In the background is West George Island and Scrub Island . The dog islands are a small group of islands in the British Virgin Islands. They were named by early sailors for the barking they heard coming from their shores. This was, however, a case of mistaken identity as the sound they heard was not the bark of dogs but rather the yelping of the Caribbean Monk Seal. These creatures were valued for their oil and meat . Which, for them, is unfortunate as the last one was seen in 1952. After an extensive search for survivors they are now officially considered extinct.

For the vacationer the “Dogs ” offer fantastic snorkeling, diving and as you can see secluded beaches.

Published by billtan

Striving to be a better boat .

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