Monday, September 3, 2012


The last time I posted here was June 14th -- nearly three months ago. I think it's safe to say that Basset's View of the Islands is on hiatus for the moment. I'm hesitant to say that it's on permanent hiatus, as I may come back to this space at some point, but for now, I'm enjoying not having the obligation to post here regularly.

I realized in June that I had pretty much accomplished what I set out to do when I started this blog: help other people plan their moves to the Caribbean, and to the BVI specifically; add to the information available online about the BVI. I was running out of things to say, and I couldn't see continuing to write if I didn't have anything to write about.

This sense happened to coincide with some difficult times in my family, along with the most significant period of depression I've had in over five years, both of which lessened my drive to keep writing. 

At this time, I'm getting ready to leave for Peru for two weeks. I know that some of my former regular readers (hi mom!) might be interested in some Peru stories, so I may post about that trip here, even though it's not BVI-related. Who knows? That might get me back into the writing groove.

Finally, I really need to acknowledge all of you that have read Basset's View of the Islands over the past two years. Thank you for reading.


  1. I love the BVI & came across your blog purely by accident. I then went backwards & read every one of your posts, I enjoyed them so much! I learned alot about the BVI & sometimes I felt like I was right there with you because of the beautiful way you write. I'm sorry to hear of your depression & family troubles and pray things look up for you soon, enjoy Peru! A fan from CT, Tammy

  2. You are an incredibly gifted writer, and take beautiful photos as well. I hope you continue to add to your blog, if only sporadically! Jeannie

  3. Just like what the first anon said, I stumbled upon your blog because I was searching for insider stories of the Virgin Islands as a whole. You have some good stories here. Getting the writing groove back will take some time, but it's another interesting journey. Until then!


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