A ferry boat lifted onto the deck of a cruise ship that, itself, was driven up onto land. That was one of the stories shared by our ferry captain about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma (winds reaching 215 mph) whose eye passed over Virgin Gorda September 6, 2017. The harbor is a veritable ship graveyard still. Surrounding buildings are missing roofs and/or looking abused.
Driving through Spanish Town, taking pictures from the roof (that also looks to have been damaged) of a taxi wagon, I saw utility yards ripped up and not in use, a shipping container retrofitted as a school building, homes, churches, and businesses presumably ruined for good.
There has obviously been a determined effort to rebuild and the tourist economy looks to have rebounded with loyal visitors.
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