second only to snorkeling trunk bay on st. john was a day spent hopping the british virgin islands to tales of pirates and gold and an island of treasure. on virgin gorda, we climbed the baths and swam in shallow pools. norman island brought caves to snorkel, colorful reefs bursting with sea life, and the willie t, where we docked for lunch and took turns jumping from the top deck. on jost van dyke, we played biminy ring games, sipped banana rum drinks, and lounged in hammocks right on the beach. paradise.