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Apple Bay, Tortola #140307
09/06/2017 09:20 PM
09/06/2017 09:20 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Unable to get any info from my friends and neighbours. If anyone knows how Apple Bay fared I would love to hear it..and, if someone could at least eyeball my house , CRC,and tell me if its still there, has its roof etc I would be eternally grateful and buy you dinner when we (hopefully) get back in three weeks..

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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140308
09/06/2017 09:23 PM
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Have not heard. Saw 1 pic of CGB on Facebook. Lots of pictures on FB. Have not heard anything from Virgin Gorda peeps yet.



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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140309
09/06/2017 11:21 PM
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Manpot said:
Unable to get any info from my friends and neighbours. If anyone knows how Apple Bay fared I would love to hear it..and, if someone could at least eyeball my house , CRC,and tell me if its still there, has its roof etc I would be eternally grateful and buy you dinner when we (hopefully) get back
three weeks..


Mal our prayers are that your beloved CRC is there for you and Candance!

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: RickinAtlanta] #140310
09/06/2017 11:35 PM
09/06/2017 11:35 PM
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There was a FB post of Carrot Bay under water. So sad Mal. I hope CRC was spared.


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: rita_irvine] #140311
09/07/2017 06:42 AM
09/07/2017 06:42 AM
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Sending prayers to everyone down in the BVIs. The initial posting on facebook are not good. I'm sure we will get more reliable info in the new few days.
Take care,
Mike

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: mike_arruda] #140312
09/07/2017 10:06 AM
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A glimmer of hope and humor from my man Bomba..

Shack has survived, but ladies I need your help to rebuild, all da panties have blown away. Please donate da bigger da better
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If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will...
Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: maineskier69] #140313
09/07/2017 10:34 AM
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Any word on Cheryl Sebastian? She was still posting on fb until about noon Wed.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: lonewolf1977] #140314
09/07/2017 10:41 AM
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Also concerned about Uschi and Jessica as they live at Coconut Point.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: lonewolf1977] #140315
09/07/2017 10:44 AM
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No word yet that I am aware of and I'm really worried. There are many folks across the island who are not responding and I pray it's because they have no means of communication right now.


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: maineskier69] #140316
09/07/2017 11:11 AM
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maineskier69 said:
A glimmer of hope and humor from my man Bomba..

Shack has survived, but ladies I need your help to rebuild, all da panties have blown away. Please donate da bigger da better
<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />
Unfortunately, this is only a joke. There's nothing left of Bomba's... there's nothing left of the road behind Bomba's, save a little bit of debris. The entire area is washed out.


... DIF all the time...
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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Dirichlet] #140317
09/07/2017 11:32 AM
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An island state of mind
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Jessica is in NYC, but heard from her brother that he and Uschi are ok.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140318
09/07/2017 12:06 PM
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Hope you get some good news soon Mal.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140319
09/07/2017 12:10 PM
09/07/2017 12:10 PM
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Manpot said:
Unable to get any info from my friends and neighbours. If anyone knows how Apple Bay fared I would love to hear it..and, if someone could at least eyeball my house , CRC,and tell me if its still there, has its roof etc I would be eternally grateful and buy you dinner when we (hopefully) get back in three weeks..


check your email, I sent a pic that may help

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: lauraandrex] #140320
09/07/2017 12:32 PM
09/07/2017 12:32 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Got it..thanks..if it shows what I think it shows it looks like CRC is at least still there with a blotch of colour that could be the roof..How did Uschi's place at Coconut Point do?

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Dirichlet] #140321
09/07/2017 12:54 PM
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Has anyone heard anything about West End/Soper's? I haven't seen any posts or photos. Just sickened about the damage to such a special place and hoping that the wonderful people of the BVI are safe. Sending prayers for strength during what will surely be a long and difficult recovery.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: tradewinds] #140322
09/07/2017 03:28 PM
09/07/2017 03:28 PM
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Woodstock, GA
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Jessica is in NYC, but heard from her brother that he and Uschi are ok.


Thank God! Glad Sebastian was with her.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Laserking] #140323
09/07/2017 03:43 PM
09/07/2017 03:43 PM
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I am curious about West end too

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: bagsarepacked] #140324
09/07/2017 04:18 PM
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West Virginia
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I just saw a post where they said Soper's Hole was destroyed. Yacht on top of a building and Pusser's is gone. Jost Van Dyke is supposedly completely wiped out and they are trying to save people by boats. I don't know if any of this is true but I imagine it is.


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Dirichlet] #140325
09/07/2017 05:45 PM
09/07/2017 05:45 PM
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Little Rock, AR
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Has anyone heard from Cheryl Sebastian or Jim Kelley?

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Toni] #140326
09/07/2017 06:08 PM
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I just saw a post where they said Soper's Hole was destroyed. Yacht on top of a building and Pusser's is gone. Jost Van Dyke is supposedly completely wiped out and they are trying to save people by boats. I don't know if any of this is true but I imagine it is.


Where are you reading about Jost, I'm concerned about folks in Little Harbour, thanks

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: BEERMAN] #140327
09/07/2017 06:14 PM
09/07/2017 06:14 PM
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Jost is destroyed, Ivan's is flattened. Lots of picks on FB

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: sail2wind] #140328
09/07/2017 07:35 PM
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Jost is destroyed, Ivan's is flattened. Lots of picks on FB


Yes, I've been on BVI Abroad all day, haven't seen anything from Jost besides White Bay...trying to find any word about Strawberry and others

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: BEERMAN] #140329
09/07/2017 09:37 PM
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Little Rock, AR
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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: TortolaDreamin] #140330
09/07/2017 10:27 PM
09/07/2017 10:27 PM
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That makes me feel a little better..if someone would just walk up the road and tell me CRC is standing with its roof I'd feel even better..Good to see so many roofs still on house including Tortola House which is on the hill above us..thanks

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140331
09/07/2017 10:38 PM
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Milton, MA
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That the North Shore road is gone is terrible; means of transportation will be limited to boat.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: JudyG] #140332
09/07/2017 11:10 PM
09/07/2017 11:10 PM
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Malcolm, this isn't very clear, but I see roofs...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvl6ZrD3uc0

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: islegrl] #140333
09/08/2017 09:55 PM
09/08/2017 09:55 PM
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Woodstock, GA
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One of our local Atlanta news stations broadcast this story of two Atlantans staying at Sebastian's Villas with their footage of Irma hitting Apple Bay!

https://www.facebook.com/Rickinatlanta/videos/10210210066429919/

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: RickinAtlanta] #140334
09/08/2017 10:28 PM
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Thanks Rick..seems everyone cannot pan their camera as far as CRC! Still waiting for news.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140335
09/08/2017 11:22 PM
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I'm betting that Fortress CRC will be found in good shape. I remember when you added the second floor. It certainly looked like it could take a hard hit.

Spirits up Mal


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140336
09/09/2017 01:27 PM
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Bumping this up..we have heard nothing from Little Apple.Would love to hear our neighbours and friends are OK and the status of our home. We are so lucky to have great friends ready to come down and help us and everyone else but need to know if CRC is close to habitable in an inside camping sort of way!!

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140337
09/09/2017 01:40 PM
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Bumping this up..we have heard nothing from Little Apple.Would love to hear our neighbours and friends are OK and the status of our home. We are so lucky to have great friends ready to come down and help us and everyone else but need to know if CRC is close to habitable in an inside camping sort of way!!


I know the feeling Malcom..have had 3 friends volunteer to help fix condo at Olde Yard on Virgin Gorda but don't have a clue what's needed but most of all don't know about the great crew there at olde yard and at cafe and Debbie, who runs the beauty shop who looks after our place and acts as concierge for our friends and trouble shooter for the Subaru. Found out our friends Simon and Heather wood on Tortola made it through..still waiting for word on Rudy Woodly on VG.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140338
09/09/2017 05:11 PM
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Finally saw a pic that makes it look like we lost the roof over the third floor balcony and the back edge of the roof..no idea on the other side. It looks like Ramar's house on the cliff is history..would love some more info from anyone ..thanks..

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140339
09/09/2017 05:19 PM
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From what I have heard...trying to reach news about Long Bay. People there are "isolated" and can't be reached because there is a good portion of a house on the road in Apple bay. Also the road to Zion Hill is full of trees and noone is able to pass. We have heard that the people on Long Bay so far are okay.


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: nyoming] #140340
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Hi, Have a friend there that got a line out to me Thursday aft. Long Bay Hotel is wrecked but everybody there is fine. Various people were in the villas and houses and from everything I have heard they are. all fine too.

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Dirichlet] #140341
09/10/2017 09:36 AM
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Ya never know...
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Mal, check FB messages. Sent water side photo


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: HillsideView] #140342
09/10/2017 10:33 AM
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Bruce..cant find it..can you send it to me..
malcolmboyes@earthlink.net
..many thanks everyone for news , info and uplifting messages..

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: HillsideView] #140343
09/10/2017 04:34 PM
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Please post the pix Bruce as many of us are trying to help determine status. Thanks!

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: RickinAtlanta] #140344
09/10/2017 05:06 PM
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Ya never know...
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Rick, I don't have an online photo hosting any longer. PM me you e mail and I'll send them along


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Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: HillsideView] #140345
09/10/2017 05:25 PM
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My friend went to my house up the hill at Long Bay Estates.
The road is passable from Carrot Bay to Long Bay and to Road Town.The road up the hill at L.B. is not she walked to my house at least 1/2 mile up hill. If you are in town she said she gets cell reception. They cleared the road at Sebastians of the restaurant .

Re: Apple Bay, Tortola [Re: Manpot] #140346
09/11/2017 05:32 PM
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Mal, we rented Mi Casita from Penny Johnson for 10/28. If you have any news from her when you get on island please let me know. We are trying to figure out if we want to cancel our flights. She is located above Fort Recovery. If there's any way she can still host us we will be there with gloves and supplies to help the recovery.

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