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Day 10 #111647
11/07/2016 05:57 AM
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Trying something different with photos. I hope you like them linked as it's very easy to do with Google+ Photos. Let me know if the links work for you.

We woke early today and to our delight the sun was shining bright so we decided after breakfast on our deck from Zee Best we would lay in the sun and read our books. It was our first full day of sun in at least 5 days.

https://goo.gl/photos/Fv34NTiYadpW4obW9

A side note for earlier risers. Zee Best take-out location was just opening at 6:30a when David arrived and Maho Express was also opening when David went for a newspaper. He was told the Daily Herald is not published on Sunday's.

The ocean waves were rough all along Simpson Bay so I opted for a swim in the pool before we headed out for lunch at SMYC. It was a great day to lounge around but we had no food in our villa and the almond croissant for me and chocolate for David didn't satisfy us much pass early afternoon otherwise it really was a perfect day to relax on the beach.

At the Yacht Club we chatted with Brian who we had not seen earlier in the week before settling in to eat.

David had a burger with fries and cole slaw and I had the coconut shrimp. Both were very good. We timed lunch so we could see the yachts enter the marina but the bridge didn't raise as there were no boats needing to enter.
https://goo.gl/photos/2iBubWqXY56dGTHR6

https://goo.gl/photos/YCFu343rFFU7gs417

Thunder and heavy cloud coverage around 5p followed by a big down pour solidified our plans to stay in the Maho area for dinner. We drove to Driftwood and ordered a pizza. While we waited I had a delicious Banana Colada. Drinks as good as I remember. Pizza didn't take long to cook and we were on our way back to villa to relax and watch some football.

https://goo.gl/photos/hSQWLfhvPSPoDUXf7

Two more very satisfying days in Paradise .



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Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111648
11/07/2016 07:43 AM
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Louise--the links work fine. You can click on the picture, once it comes up, to make it larger, which is nice. Glad you had some sun for a change!


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Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111649
11/07/2016 07:45 AM
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Looks great! Wow, those waves were crashing!

Enjoy the continued relaxation. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Day 10 [Re: Carol_Hill] #111650
11/07/2016 07:47 AM
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Very good . Heavy rain this morning woke us up at 4:30a and we did not return to sleep. David has been taking his early morning walk and tells me the skies are clearing so we are off to Orient.

Re: Day 10 [Re: BeachKitten] #111651
11/07/2016 07:48 AM
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Sorry--waves crashing?? There is a picture of waves crashing?? Where?


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Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111652
11/07/2016 07:49 AM
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Tell Bruno hi for us!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Day 10 [Re: Carol_Hill] #111653
11/07/2016 07:50 AM
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Sorry--waves crashing?? There is a picture of waves crashing?? Where?


The last one? Or do I need coffee and glasses? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />

Edit: the answer is glasses!lol. The white sky under the dark cloud cover
looked like a wave to a blurry eyed tired kitten, who's also looking at the pic on a little iPhone screen. Yikes!

Last edited by BeachKitten; 11/07/2016 07:58 AM.

"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111654
11/07/2016 07:52 AM
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Louise have a great beach day! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Groovin.gif" alt="" />
I think all our days will be on the beach when we get there--hope the surf calms down.

Carol, I didn't see waves either....

Re: Day 10 [Re: BeachKitten] #111655
11/07/2016 07:53 AM
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That last one doesn't qualify as 'crashing' to me, very small waves??


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Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111656
11/07/2016 08:10 AM
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My only request about the photos would be to have a short description next to the link. Like Carol, I'm not crazy about food pictures, and would skip those, but love to see photos of people and scenery. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />

Re: Day 10 [Re: GaKaye] #111657
11/07/2016 08:59 AM
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Georgia--I think you mean Pat isn't crazy about food pictures. I LOVE them! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Day 10 [Re: GaKaye] #111658
11/07/2016 09:30 AM
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Lots of ppl seem to enjoy seeing food and I did describe what we ate in the text but will add a comment on the photo. I just downloaded the google photo app so didn't have time to review app better.

Re: Day 10 [Re: Carol_Hill] #111659
11/07/2016 09:32 AM
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Surf was rough yesterday along all of Simpson Bay. Calmer waters tonday and still waters on Orient at the moment

Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111660
11/07/2016 09:45 AM
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Louise,

Personally speaking, I'm thrilled that people take the time to post their trips in any manner they choose to do so, be it food photos, scenery and people shots or bar hopping party locations. To me it's all good and enjoyable and does seem to make the waiting a little easier.

But to clarify, I could easily do without the food pictures and like GaKaye, I'm more into scenery and people shots. but I have no objection to them either since I know there are many here who live for them.

Bottom line, anyway people want to share their trips is good by me and appreciated by everyone here, I'm sure. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111661
11/07/2016 10:53 AM
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Thank you for the report and pictures! It does make the wait easier!

Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111662
11/07/2016 11:02 AM
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I use Google plus photos all the time and it is very easy to post your pictures from there the usual way so that the picture actually shows up in your post. LINKING each picture is not nearly as effective, but better than no picture at all.Just upload your Google plus pictures to an Web album and you are good to go. Thanks for your reports and enjoy the rest of your vacation which is going past quickly!




Re: Day 10 [Re: islandgem] #111663
11/07/2016 11:24 AM
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Thanks Elizabeth I did create an album but we were leaving so did easily see how to do that I agree about links I prefer to embed the images.

Re: Day 10 [Re: Carol_Hill] #111664
11/07/2016 12:11 PM
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Georgia--I think you mean Pat isn't crazy about food pictures. I LOVE them! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


Oops, you're right, Carol. Sorry about that!

Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111665
11/07/2016 12:13 PM
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Lots of ppl seem to enjoy seeing food and I did describe what we ate in the text but will add a comment on the photo. I just downloaded the google photo app so didn't have time to review app better.


I realize I'm in the minority about food photos. For some reason, I don't think they ever look particularly appetizing. Something just gets lost in the translation!

Re: Day 10 [Re: GaKaye] #111666
11/07/2016 01:34 PM
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"I realize I'm in the minority about food photos. For some reason, I don't think they ever look particularly appetizing. Something just gets lost in the translation!"
I feel the same way. Just to show a plate of food doesn't tell me much. Besides to have to wait to eat while your food gets cold so someone can take a picture makes no sense.

Re: Day 10 [Re: GaKaye] #111667
11/07/2016 06:09 PM
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Agree 100% with GaKaye. Many of the photos are completly opposite of appetizing. The OP may have enjoyed the meal but the pictures are turn offs.

Re: Day 10 [Re: candu] #111668
11/07/2016 06:27 PM
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OK, guys, does it HURT you if someone posts food pictures??? No. I appreciate when anyone is kind enough to share their trip with those of us who are on long countdowns...


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Re: Day 10 [Re: candu] #111669
11/07/2016 06:36 PM
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Seriously? A big part of reviews on this site are on food. In every shape and form. What have I posted food photo-wise that looked unappetizing? It isn't as if you can post photos of the Louvre or Grand Canyon while vacationing here.

I'm not going to post photos of our friends w/o their permission and the beach and waves are just that.

I'm a long time poster on this site and would hope people would appreciate that I'm taking precious time from my vacation to include photos.

Carol feel free to close this thread before I say something I regret

Re: Day 10 [Re: Carol_Hill] #111670
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Ohh; the pain, the pain. It's ok, there are many a petulant member of the forums at times.

You just might need to start throwing yellow flags.


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Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111671
11/07/2016 06:41 PM
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I'm so sorry if I started this! I absolutely appreciate every single post that people make from the island! What I was trying to say, and obviously did so very poorly, was that the photos usually don't do the food justice. And that's not the fault of the photo; it's just that it's hard to get the magnificence of a dish across in a picture.

Re: Day 10 [Re: GaKaye] #111672
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Thank you Georgia.

Re: Day 10 [Re: fabila] #111673
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Louise--You are one million percent right. You are taking time out of your vacation to post photos, regardless of what they are...

I will close this thread now before I say something I will regret..


Carol Hill

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