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Continuing notes on a visit
      #1737478 - 01/21/17 12:02 PM (

I will post observations in this continuing post.

1) Happy Bay

We have been doing the Happy Bay thing every other day and have noticed some changes for those who walk over from Friar's Bay.

1) no more cows...obvious by the lack of cow flops and the overgrown field after the hill (near the ruined condos). Lots of thorny bushes encroaching the path and making it a pain (literally) to walk.

The above was day 2 visit....yesterday a few workers were busily at work weedwacking a driveway to the abandoned condo which, now, is being restored...dumpster in place an stuff going on...

The beach was nice and plentiful and not that many people experiencing it.

(actually using this as a test of my Photobucket issues...worked after a few tries so there is hope

The Eclipse has been hanging around in Simpson Bay the last couple of days...quite an impressive beast. For perspective passing behind it is Excellence V a mere 186 in length

We went to check out the new Sunset Beach expansion...kind of a duh move 'cuz there were a bunch of ships in port and I think EVERY passenger was there...had to be 5000 people (maybe not but it seemed that many). But..a tad after 4p Air France landed and 95% of the place emptied out. It was like a pro football game getting out. Amazing
difference...actually could see the sand sans people....and I should mention I stepped off the width of the beach and cement wall to water edge was 85 feet...last year I think it was maybe 10 feet.
The place is huge and impressive. Lots of tables and stores and even a live lobster tank. The pool is kinda lame but who would swim in a shallow pool where everyone is drinking. Speaking of restrooms they are a big improvement. improvement also.

I'll stop for now but one last pic for those Shandy beer fans out there. Carib has added it to there selections...didn't try it but there was only one bottle left on the shelves..

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