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Sargassum - and lots of it! #294829
01/30/2023 12:38 PM
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It seems the winds have shifted or something, but in the last few days a lot of sargassum has started coming in. Looking to the northeast today there are patches of it everywhere.

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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #294839
01/30/2023 01:48 PM
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It is as bad right now on the north shore of Anegada as it was last August - and this is only January!

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #294841
01/30/2023 02:28 PM
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In November Smugger's Cove was loaded with the stuff driven by those east winds.I have never seen that before nor had bar owners Patricia and Bushman..but they cleaned it up!

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: Manpot] #294842
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Off topic, but Happy Birthday, Mal!!


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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: Carol_Hill] #294850
01/30/2023 03:21 PM
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Thanks..got lots of the love from the BVI folks today..

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #294927
01/31/2023 05:33 PM
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Today at Scrub

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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #294929
01/31/2023 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Today at Scrub


Hopefully they know how to clean out the strainers....

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #294930
01/31/2023 06:42 PM
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Wow!! We saw big patches between JVD and Tortola today…..

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #294936
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I’d paddle out! smile

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295069
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Took a little dinghy journey into Eustacia Sound. East shore of Prickly has 3-4 foot deep sargassum covering the beach with more coming in - crazy for this time of year.

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295072
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It must be a nightmare keeping generators and a/c units running with the amount of sargassum in the water. I've never known it to be like that during Jan, Feb, or March. Maybe the stars will align and we will have none for our trip in June!! smile

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295081
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Trellis Bay today.

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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295087
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Cow Wreck Beach today

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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295090
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Duckfat - that’s a lot of sargasso! What is the situation like over at Sid’s?

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: MIDiver] #295093
02/02/2023 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MIDiver
Duckfat - that’s a lot of sargasso! What is the situation like over at Sid’s?

Sid's is clean as a whistle - beach faces southwest.

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295139
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Thanks DF! Anchored off Sid’s now. Glorious. Went in for lobster and conch tacos (superb as usual) for lunch and back again for dinner. 🌴

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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: MIDiver] #295167
02/03/2023 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MIDiver
Thanks DF! Anchored off Sid’s now. Glorious. Went in for lobster and conch tacos (superb as usual) for lunch and back again for dinner. 🌴

I will be there for dinner tonight also.

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: MKGrey] #295180
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@MKGrey - The intakes for the generator, AC and engine are usually far enough below the waterline to be clear of sargassum.


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Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295185
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We have not had any issues with it this week but we did not get out to Anegada.

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: RatmansWife] #295207
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DF - I saw your post about dinner after we got back in last night. I bet I can guess where you were sitting 🙂

Re: Sargassum - and lots of it! [Re: MIDiver] #295208
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Originally Posted by MIDiver
DF - I saw your post about dinner after we got back in last night. I bet I can guess where you were sitting 🙂

At the bar. Were you at the two-top just behind us?

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No - lol, we were at a 2 top on the edge of the outside platform closest to the beach. The two behind you were a nice couple we met at BEYC earlier in the week.


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