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Sargassum issues? #133961
06/28/2017 08:44 PM
06/28/2017 08:44 PM
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Here and There
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2 years ago the sargassum was horrible. Handsome Bay was 4-5' deep and 150 yards wide. How is it this year? Wheels up in 10 days regardless...


Rita
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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: rita_irvine] #133962
06/28/2017 09:44 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...
Haven't heard much about it lately. There was a bunch a couple weeks ago, but haven't heard any mention since.


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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: rita_irvine] #133963
06/28/2017 10:12 PM
06/28/2017 10:12 PM
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Slidell, LA
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Here is what I can report, we got back on 6/24. Observed numerous large floating sargassum mats in SFD channel; beach face at Loblolly Bay, Anegada had thick (~15cm), wide (~4-5m) and continuous sargassum coverage; Cow Wreck beach and Anegada Beach Club had sparse and discontinuous sargassum cover. Saw no sargassum on Sandy Cay beach. Winds were easterly @ 15-22mph (typical for this time of year) so westerly facing beaches were much less or completely unsargassufied. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: CaptRobear] #133964
06/28/2017 10:15 PM
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Thanks, sounds much better than last trip!!


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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: rita_irvine] #133965
06/29/2017 07:53 AM
06/29/2017 07:53 AM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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None here on a beautiful full beach in Apple Bay..some by the bridge in Soper's Hole and in the mangroves on the south shore..

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: Manpot] #133966
06/29/2017 08:41 AM
06/29/2017 08:41 AM
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Oklahoma
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There was none to hardly any while we were there in mid May.


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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: LivinLarge] #133967
06/29/2017 01:41 PM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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Cane Garden Bay has not had any.


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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: AgapeCottages] #133968
06/29/2017 02:43 PM
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now - or when ?
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now - or when ?
Never has had....to my memory
Buffet's Paradise... except for the pink whales

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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: CGB] #133969
07/05/2017 02:24 AM
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Just saw a post on FB about an invasion at Trellis. Hope it is just passing thru. Not looking forward to beaches full of it


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Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: rita_irvine] #133970
07/05/2017 08:28 AM
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St Louis
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I saw that also. we are wheels up Friday.

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: stevelon] #133971
07/05/2017 10:31 AM
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We got back on Saturday from a 10 day trip and it didn't seem too bad. We did not hit Anegada on this trip but I only noticed while underway.

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: stevelon] #133972
07/05/2017 10:49 AM
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An island state of mind
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There was a fair amount in the channel and on the way from Anegada, but not nearly as bad as 2 years ago.

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: tradewinds] #133973
07/05/2017 11:00 AM
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I was at an East Facing beach in STT yesterday and the sargassum was thick - I spoke with a few fisherman on the way home and they said it is increasingly a problem of late.

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: LocalSailor] #133974
07/05/2017 12:54 PM
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Ottawa, Canada
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We just got back yesterday. Saw some in the SFD channel but really didn't notice much on any of the beaches. was most noticeable in trellis bay. Really in my opinion, not to worry about. Didn't notice any in Anegada.

Re: Sargassum issues? [Re: stevelon] #133975
07/07/2017 11:34 AM
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Fayetteville, Ar
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For a live update go to pussers.com and look at their Soper's Hole Cam.


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