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Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. #263838
09/14/2021 12:33 PM
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Central Florida!
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Daily Herald story

So, if you're lying on your chaise on the beach and see the navy coming ashore, don't get too worried! grin Seriously, most Dutch side beaches are so heavily populated, I wonder how they would do this?? Guana Bay maybe??


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263844
09/14/2021 02:28 PM
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Been doing this every year we've been here. They move to different beaches. Stormed Simpson Bay Beach one time to the delight of the folks hanging at the beach.


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: BillandElaine] #263846
09/14/2021 02:33 PM
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Now, that would be cool to see!! smile


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263849
09/14/2021 04:02 PM
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Maybe Mullett on a Sunday. Could use bullhorns to announce " enough is enough. Keep littering and we'll shoot you!"

Just a thought......

Cheers


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: greenfields] #263851
09/14/2021 04:19 PM
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Now, I'm sure that was a post in jest, but I did laugh...


Carol Hill
Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263852
09/14/2021 04:26 PM
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Yes. The Dutch wouldn't do that. They are peacefull folks.


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: greenfields] #263853
09/14/2021 04:38 PM
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greenfields--Now THAT was funny! laugh


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263855
09/14/2021 09:00 PM
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Nothing like watching the Dutch Navy work out on the beach!!!!! 😍🥰😍🥰😍

Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: kim] #263857
09/14/2021 10:30 PM
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My wife walked down to the dive boat to watch me leave I was on and 10 of the Dutch Navy boys were on board. One of her favorite picture memories of St Maarten.

Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263858
09/15/2021 05:30 AM
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It's always cool to see them cruise by in front of Beachside Villa's!! Very impressive!!


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Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263963
09/17/2021 09:21 PM
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We were lucky enough about five years ago, while staying at Royal Islander, we watched the flotilla of boats, filled with ''soldiers'' and troop carriers etc, show up in the middle of Maho Beach, and ''storm'' the beach with equiptment, etc. Was exhilerating and scary at the same time, first thinking that SXM was being invaded by soldiers. Little like watching ''War Games'' on tv. smile

Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: EdB] #263965
09/17/2021 10:07 PM
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Bet that was a cool adrenalin rush.

Re: Dutch navy to practice on SXM.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #263981
09/18/2021 04:31 PM
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First it was a bit scary.......felt like we were being invaded. Then when the truth was revealed a big sigh of relief for all.


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