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British Virgin Islands
2 minutes ago
Originally Posted by b6fischer
We have two nights at Anegada and were thinking of doing take-out lobster the first night and eat on the boat.

Any recommendations of who provides this? Thanks in advance.

I would ask at Potters or ARH. Not sure they are set up for proper takeout with containers and such. Perhaps see if they have extra live lobster, split and cook on the boat?
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
3 minutes ago
Pat, I thought y’all were owners at the towers, by the golf coarse. If so, we’ve not heard a lot about the construction going on over there from your reports. (If your still an owner) Just asking, it was always a nice looking building. Really just curious about your observations. Sounds like y’all have had a great trip, enjoy the rest, have fun and enjoy!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
Originally Posted by Biturbo
Chuck, sounds like a great plan. Since the places are so close to each other, no need to fully pack. We do the same - just throw most things on the back seat & move. We also think that, as much as we have enjoyed Club Fantastico, Club Orient had been the only place that we wanted to stay more than one week. In Dec. we stayed a week at Club F and a week at Naturist's Getaway, Oyster Pond. I, too, am looking forward to your comparisons.

Bit- thanks, hope so. We did stay a few days at Naturist's Getaway back maybe 10 years ago at least. Liked it a lot then, very relaxing small place.
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British Virgin Islands
1 hour ago

Thanks for that tip
I see they also have walking tours out
of Charlotte Amalie, St Martin, and Atlanta

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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
Sorry, I meant just the restaurant was closing, but that wasn't what I said... Anyway, that's good news that they will remain open. Wonder who will be taking it over? Wouldn't it be wonderful if it were Bruno from Dreams!!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
A perfect vacation doing exactly what you like to do!
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Southern Caribbean
5 hours ago
Anse Chastanet is about an hour from the airport but last half hour of the drive is down a very bumpy track. Food there is excellent but recommend staying there rather than venturing out to eat due to the road. Beautiful sandy beach with some of the best snorkeling of the Caribbean and excellent dive operation to hand. Fabulous views of the pitons.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
bran--that is what we have decided to do, just play it by ear. Everyone is different, but I NEVER want a big meal the first night. Usually just a burger or a pizza or whatever, but I do want something hot, not just a cold sandwich. Usually too tired to even think about anything elaborate or expensive.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
7 hours ago
Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Gee, since you're using us to advertise it, you could become a sponsor here. $400 a year for new advertisers. And no other cost to you.

Quite right.........
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
7 hours ago
I was surprised to read your reply that it was you and mom that went nude. It's usually the other way around. As for your trip, o speculate would be just plain foolish on my part but seems that you'll be enjoying the C/O experience again. Maybe this time you'll get the boys to join in.
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Southern Caribbean
8 hours ago
Thank you for your responses!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
8 hours ago
Do a search as they have been discussed before, including HERE
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British Virgin Islands
9 hours ago
Originally Posted by agrimsrud
Originally Posted by tradewinds

That's pretty interesting article. But a little too much magic going on here so I hope some other article gets published soon that wasn't written with rose colored glasses. 150 watts to keep the entire 48 ft boat cool? I don't buy it. Fuel use so little that Voyage just throws it in for free 'cause it's so little? Don't buy that either. A 21Kw generator is going to suck some fuel. Period. But I get the appeal - just one diesel engine to feed and maintain.

Yeah, it was an interesting read but not a single criticism or "it would have been nice if..." comment makes it clear it is a bit biased. Either that or this is the best boat ever made an its perfect. And we know no boat is perfect.

I'm sure it is a great boat and it sounds like the electric systems work great but I'd like a more balanced review. I've also been on cats with generators that exhaust below the water line and they can most certainly be heard. It is quieter though.
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British Virgin Islands
10 hours ago
Whoops. I intended to say our usual Counter-clockwise rotation. Usually out of Roadtown.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
10 hours ago
Thanks .
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
13 hours ago
Originally Posted by SXMFOX
We all are feeling the pains of air travel and there related problems. BUT safety should be paramount in all of our minds, regardless of the pains we are going through. Just think of ALL the lives lost to this one glitch.

I have no problem with the safety aspect, it is the ineptness of which the US carriers are run. I have every possible notification set up and I get ZERO notification from AA on both of the mjaor schedule changes they have made. At one point during the 1 hour+ phone ordeal the agent implied that I changed the routing as they cound not find it in their system. Speaking decent english would have helped the situation also.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
18 hours ago
Found this on YouTube, pretty cool video...
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
20 hours ago
Thanks for the picture of the sidewalk. I just don't get the French government, and their ridiculously slow action to all these poor people out of work for now a year and a half....and still a good six months away from opening. Of course, utilities, plumbing, etc have to be completed first...but why in the world would a sidewalk be constructed now....BEFORE any of the structures are up and getting ready to open?? To spend that money laying a sidewalk, BEFORE all the other construction vehicles are gone is just a waste of money. Cranes, bulldozes, cement trucks, or any other equipment driving over this sidewalk is just totally batsh/t crazy. Our first visit to Orient this year was March 18. The orange construction fence was already in place,....a few of the trenches were dug...and in the three weeks we were there, we saw maybe one or two people hand digging IF anyone worked that day on the site. When we left now two weeks ago, the pictures don't seem to much different, except for the sidewalk. At that time, the owners of the restaurants still were not sure if they would be accepted back....and none of them had a clue of where they may be IF accepted back. To say that they weren't a bit pissed off would be mild. Hopefully the rumor of the returning restaurants is correct...a pretty good lineup again. I just hope and pray that this time, they will be able to operate effectively, and for YEARS to come. These poor people spent a ton of money last time, after being out of work for so be spending another ton of money when they first moved in, to be displaced again by Irma. I personally cannot wait to get back to Orient next year...and hoping the ''vibe'' will be back. This year, although the beach was beautiful...just was NOT the same....and it surely cost an arm and a leg vs when everything else is open.
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US VI and Puerto Rico
20 hours ago
So we were in STJ a year ago this month, and were so impressed how far the island had come back but sad to see how much still remained to be done. It was a very strong statement for the residences who suffered so much, the folks that responded, and those who provided so much like Kenny C and his No Shoes Nation.

We are disappointed that we will not experience the continued recovery to a complete return of our special place, but I must admit I am concerned that the big boys are moving in and the price to experience our special place will soon be out of reach.

But I am sure that is a thread to itself.

So Spain here we come! STJ - we shall return!
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