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Wednesday May 11 #282226
05/12/2022 07:51 AM
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Awoke to cloudy skies, windy conditions, an angry ocean and one beautiful NCL cruise ship sailing by. We ate breakfast in our unit as it’s still too windy out on the patio. Once finished, Marc said let’s take a chance and drive to Orient beach. So we left, in the rain, hoping the weather on the other side of the island was better. But it wasn’t. I think it was windier there! We sat in the Orient Beach parking lot, read, and people watched for a bit.

Lunch was at Friar’s Bay Beach Club. It was our first visit to this fine establishment, and it probably won’t be our last. Beach chairs were offered to us at half price if drinking/dining there. We declined as we didn’t have our swim suits with us and were only going to stay for lunch. The view from the restaurant is stunning, with beautiful turquoise seas and the island of Anguilla off in the distance. We arrived a little early and were told that our food order would not be taken until noon. Promptly at noon, our order was taken: Beef Tartare, prepared table side, and a Croque Monsieur. Both meals were excellent, served with delicious French fries and a nice salad. Portions were very large, but we ate the whole thing! Cash only, exchange rate of 1 / 1.10. Stuffed to the gills, the two of us “waddled” off the beach to head back to BSV.

That pretty much sums up the day. We relaxed in the pool, did some reading and were way too full to head back out for dinner, so we enjoyed a baked Camembert cheese with baguette slices, meat and fruit out on the patio.

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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282228
05/12/2022 08:49 AM
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Yes. Very windy yesterday and very windy this morning. We are going to chance Mullet today.

Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282229
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We need to get back to FBBC again. I really enjoyed it there, just have to get up the nerve to brave that road again! We have often done a baked camembert for dinner at BSV, although we usually have it with strawberries and champagne! grin

Enjoy!

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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282233
05/12/2022 09:05 AM
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We love it there at FBBC.

The food is excellent and they are very nice there.
We had that waiter on one of our days there--very helpful.

Carol, I didn't seem to mind the road as much as in the past.
Maybe my husband is just good at dodging
potholes. LOL

Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: The_Lurker] #282234
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I forget-FBBC is closed a couple of days. Anyone remember which ones?


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: Carol_Hill] #282242
05/12/2022 10:14 AM
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I think closed Sunday and Monday

Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282244
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FBBC is on the list for July -- never been there and after 30+ years, it's time we tried it! Still amazes me that there are new places to experience after all these years.

Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: davidandsusannj] #282245
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davidandsusan--surprised they'd be closed on Sunday, as I thought that was a big beach day on the French side? Can anyone confirm?


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282249
05/12/2022 12:49 PM
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FBBC is closed on Tuesdays

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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: bdeeley] #282250
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OK thanks


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: bdeeley] #282252
05/12/2022 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bdeeley
FBBC is closed on Tuesdays





They're actually closed Mondays and Tuesdays. We trusted that info last November, and were disappointed on a Monday.

Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: GaKaye] #282257
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OK, I guess that's the reason not to trust websites!! It's kind of a 'trip' to get to FBBC, so making that trip for nothing would not be fun.


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: SXMScubaman] #282259
05/12/2022 04:12 PM
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We tried Orient again, but no luck. Rain rain rain.


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282262
05/12/2022 04:26 PM
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Oh, Jo - you do seem to have some bad luck withSXM dates and weather. But remind me, please, never to go tent camping with you…🙂🙂


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282263
05/12/2022 04:38 PM
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I have had that Croque Monsieur at FBBC. It really is a HUGE serving, but so very delicious!


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: pat] #282264
05/12/2022 04:42 PM
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Pat, you are correct. We usually experience some rain on island. Not complaining though. Lol. The weather hasn’t been too bad on the Dutch side. The island looks like it needs rain. Just no decent beach time yet. There’s always tomorrow!


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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: jomarc] #282282
05/13/2022 05:22 AM
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I feel bad, sounds like this cloud won't go away!!! We had a few days where we couldn't go to "work" at BSV until 9-10am. But made up for it later!! On those days we've done our own fact finding mission for new places for a "beverage" and an "app". Total recon for those brighter days! I'm praying for great weather here on out for you two!!

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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: Colour1] #282283
05/13/2022 06:09 AM
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Was actually pretty nice at Mullet after a short shower. Water was calm and plenty of sun through the clouds.

Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: GaKaye] #282288
05/13/2022 08:22 AM
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FBBC is closed on Tuesdays.

I can't speak to your November experience other than they might have had to close on a Monday for an unseen reason.

My information was verified this morning with a WhatsApp inquiry direct with FBBC. Screen capture below.

I guess there are reasons to trust some websites!

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Re: Wednesday May 11 [Re: Colour1] #282369
05/15/2022 06:20 AM
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Thank you. Love your picture of the calm ocean.

Been here since Monday and haven’t been in the ocean yet.

Thank goodness for the beautiful pool at BSV!


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