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1 hour ago June 2018 Trip Report #3 [by Carol_Hill]
Monday we had breakfast at 'home', as usual, ham and cheese omelette, with toast with yummy French jelly, mimosa and coffee. Doesn't get much better than that!


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After, we packed a cooler and headed to Club Orient,stopping along the way at Super U for a couple of items. You can only get to Club O now via the road which also used to go to the butterfly farm, not from the road which goes behind the other former beach restaurants. We pulled up close to the new Perch Light (sorry, no pictures) and made the short walk to our chairs. Two chairs and an umbrella were $18, so we gave the guy $20. (Big spenders!! laugh) We were late arriving around 11:30, but got a chair on the front row without any problem. There were about 50 people on the beach. There was one big ship in, but they didn't arrive until 11:30 in port, so a few people straggled in from the ship, but not many. There were two places other than Club O serving food, Sun Beach and Chez Leandra, and a couple of other places renting chairs (only). We shared a burger and fries from the Perch Lite, which was actually quite good. The weather was beautiful, with a light breeze. The beach was lovely, with no seaweed, and a straight walkout into the water, with no issues. We spent several peaceful, lovely hours on the beach. It was all one could want from a day. The bathroom I guess is in a container way off to the left from the Perch Lite, but we didn't use it.

We went back home, and had planned on going out to dinner at Pineapple Pete. Fortunately, I looked at their menu online, to discover they are not open on Monday!! Huh. I think perhaps that is new since the hurricane?? In any event, we decided plan B was roasted Camembert! For a couple of years, we have done a roasted camembert glazed with honey, with roasted shrimp. Since we didn't have any baguette, I sent Eric for baguette and strawberries at Carrefour in Cupecoy. We enjoyed a lovely dinner with camembert, ham, shrimp, strawberries, pear, and grapes, and a lovely Piper Heidsek, which was supposed to be for our anniversary night, but I figured that wouldn't WORK with pizza!! grin

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Thus endeth another successful day!

Tuesday

For the first time today, the weather looks iffy. We haven't had a drop of rain up to now, but with two ships in today, the weather doesn't look so good. We saw the Disney ship come in first

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and then the Carnival ship


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Photo editing software is GREAT, as the actual pictures were a lot darker than this. smile

I sent Eric out for quiche for breakfast, which he got from Zee Best, and NOT my favorite Le Suciere


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We actually did not finish the bottle of Piper Heidsich last night, which was somewhat shocking. However, we did discover that several of the wines that we have purchased had this cute little 'button' top, instead of a cork, and that little button worked wonderfully to seal the champagne well enough to preserve the bubbles for the next morning! clever


The quiche was OK, but I thought had too much crust. Wow, to have such problems!! grin

We had not yet been to Mullet and we knew that Rosie does not cook if there are no ships in, so we picked Tuesday to go so that we could get her ribs and chicken. Just as we headed out the door to get into our car, it started raining, so we decided to take a trip to Cupecoy Carrefour for a couple of items, and to see what the weather would look like.

Going through Maho, we saw the see-through buildings


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And Casino Royale

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Someone had posted that CR would be opening in June. I assume maybe they meant June 2019, as it is a LONG way away.

Starz is also a LONG way away,


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and that sign there is a LIE, when it says that there are table games at the Dunes, which is at Alegria. We went by there Tuesday night and there were NO table games at the Dunes.

The sight of Ocean Club was absolutely stunning.


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The Blue Mall had some plywood up on the top floor

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Coming back from Carrefour, we went down by the Towers so that we could take some pictures for Pat.

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We asked the guy at the guard shack when the Towers would be reopening and he said that he had no idea.


From here, it was on to Mullet, but I will need to do another thread, to get in the pictures...

To be continued.





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1 hour ago Latest Mt Vernon Sitings [by PelicanPirate]
Looking for fresh first hand accounts of Mt Vernon “resort”.

Particularly safety outside the units. We dont use the pool/beach but we do need to safely get to/from out car day and night.

We love Mt Vernon and overlook alot and will continue to for the unit interior, view, and price. But some recent reports on FB could be deal breakers on the outside of the units. Rather than repeat potentially fake news, looking for first hand accounts from TTOLers.
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2 hours ago Tropical Atlantic waters cooler [by SXMScubaman]
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...hurricane-season/?utm_term=.a3db9556bef5
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4 hours ago Tennis Club Hope Estates breakfast now [by sxmmartini]
Good Morning all, sitting here at the Tennis Club for breakfast. Big screen TV has FIFA on now. Awesome!
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4 hours ago Best beaches with overnight mooring balls [by jho]
Planning my itinerary for July 2-13. Wife and daughter love beaches, drinking and floating around on noodles more than snorkeling lol. Would love some feedback on best overnight stops that have great swimming and/or beaches. I.e. sandy bottom clear water, float around. We've been to BVI several times aboard charter but not bareboat so we get to choose this time.

Places I know of:

White Bay (probably moor overnight in GH though right?)
Anegada - moor overnight and explore island

What are other good options for overnight? Sandy Cay and Split aren't ideal for overnight or are there white mooring balls there?
Thanks in advance
Jeff

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6 hours ago Club O Papagayo Building Status [by PelicanPirate]
What is the latest on the damaged Papagayo building? Is it standing to be fixed or was it torn down during the cleanup or in limbo?
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6 hours ago Status of Royal Islander GREAT BAY Timeshare Weeks [by jmbcomms]
Anyone know about how many timeshare owners bought at Royal Islander GREAT BAY & what's happening to those weeks? I'm hoping their weeks were absorbed by the two other Royal Islander properties or will be honored by Planet Hollywood. I'm also hoping that "force majeure" won't be declared, under which they'd lose their entire investments.
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6 hours ago Airport Insurance settlement delayed four weeks [by candj]
It appears that the court has granted a four week delay so that the airport and the insurance company can work on a possible settlement.
If they couldn't come to an agreement in the last nine months, I am not sure another four weeks will help.

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islan...ed-four-weeks-to-settle-insurance-claims
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12 hours ago Great trip reports [by Biturbo]
I can't remember another time when so many well written and photographed TR's were being posted. When we go back in December it will be our 1st in 3 years (unavoidable), and these reports are making us anxious. Thanks Carol, Eric, Jazzgal, Beachkitten (and anyone I forgot).
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Yesterday at 11:46 PM Al Dente tonite [by sxmmartini]
How could I have missed this place for 4 years. Here now and the place is awesome just ordered from the menu. Food pics to follow...
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