Mount Healthy is located above Brewer’s Bay within the National Park. The chunky stone Windmill was part of an 18th Century Sugar Mill Plantation & has been restored in all its glory for you to admire.
Sage Mountain (rain forest)
We hope you will enjoy these pictures of Sage Mountain, enjoy the walk......
At 1,716ft Sage Mountain is the highest point in the Virgin Islands, US and British. Declared a National Park in 1964, it encompasses the highest point of a ridge running east/west along the spine of Tortola. Most of the Park is above 1,000 feet, and at this elevation precipitation and cloud cover increase sufficiently to support some species typical of a tropical rain forest. Seven trails crisscross the 92-acre surrounding park, and several rare and endangered plant species grow within it. A small area of about 29 and half acres retains much of the character of the original forests that were found at this elevation and in ghuts in Tortola.
You will be pleasantly entertained by the sounds of the birds chirping. Many of the trees are very old and the roots of some of them grow across the pathway. There are some plants with huge leaves with a name that speaks for itself – elephant ears. There are some beautiful yellow Haliconias – the flowers are flawless.
Sage Mountain is a special part of the BVI for both visitors and residents. Travellers from all over the world come here to appreciate what "Nature's Little Secrets" have to offer. The Virgin Islands is a beautiful place, so go ahead and enjoy yourself!
The Full Moon
Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. At this time, as seen by viewers on Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth (the near side) is fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth (the far side), completely illuminated.
As a lunar month is about 29.531 days long, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month in those calendars that start the month on the new moon. In any event, the period between full moons can be either 29 or 30 days. - Taken from Wikipedia
Trellis Bay Fireball Full Moon Party
On the other side of the Island Trellis Bay Cyber Cafe holds its Fireball Full Moon Party on Beef Island. The event has grown into a favourite destination for family-orientated fun. The party starts around 7 pm with a delicious West Indian BBQ, followed by live fungi music, an appearance by the gravity-defying Mocko Jumbies, Fire-Juggling and lighting of artist Aragorn-Dick Reads famous fireball sculptures at 9pm. Trellis Bay is also a great overnight anchorage.