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2 hours ago Trip Report Part Two [by gjconsult]
TRIP REPORT PART TWO
Our first stop after leaving the dock was the Indians because were numerous open balls at about 3pm. Short snorkel around the Indians but visibility wasn’t very good. Then onto a FCFS ball in the Bight. A runner from the restaurant collected the mooring fee. Our young group headed straight to Willy T where they promptly forgot their sandals after numerous jumps off the top. First day and they lost their shoes which they didn’t realize until after we left the next day

Day 2 we headed to White Bay JVD and picked up a mooring right off the spa barge on the east side. Five of us had massage appointments over the day and it was a fabulous massage and great experience. The owner insisted on picking us up at the boat (a whole 25 ft away) and then wanted tips for ‘transportation’. We could have easily swam over but they don’t have a ladder for access to the barge. He also wanted to sell us ice and take away garbage.

My daughter has sailed with us many times, but this was her first trip as an ‘adult’. So, I prepaid for painkillers on the Soggy Dollar board for the four young people and she was surprised and loved it. Later in the day I searched Boaty Ball and we reserved a mooring (wasn’t necessary) and we went around to Great Harbor. I don’t normally pull into Great Harbor because it’s not really a ‘beautiful’ anchorage and it’s always crowded. But we enjoyed a morning walk along the sand road and rediscovered Great Harbor.

Day 3 the kids had a scuba dive. Two took the Discover Scuba (one as a refresher to their PADI) and two were recently certified. JVD Scuba did a fantastic job doing the refresher course and combing everyone into a two dive morning. Favorite dive was The Playground – evidently it was fantastic. The adults moved the boat over to Sandy Cay for some swimming and photos. JVD Scuba dropped the divers off alongside and then we headed off to Cane Garden Bay and picked up a mooring. Plenty of open balls. We decided to go into Cane Garden Bay because Hurricane Beryl was barreling south of us and we expected high ESE winds and rain. In the end, we got nothing really (it came days later at Anegada). We put out our rented floaty chair and everyone took turns floating around with a drink announcing ‘I survived Hurricane Beryl’. There was a loud local band that played at Myett’s Sunday afternoon and the kids went in and enjoyed.

Day 4 Walked around Cane Garden Bay and did an ice run at Bobby’s market. Our boat did not have a can opener so we had been scrounging all the markets and could not find one. Consensus is Cane Garden Bay is ‘trashy’ walking around compared to Great Harbor. Dropped the mooring and went over to Brewer’s Bay. We anchored carefully in Brewer’s Bay (have been there numerous times, cleared with charter company) and did our Spread the Ashes ceremony. We had picked flowers, leaves and found an open coconut. We made a bouquet and put the ashes in the coconut with a piece of coral on top. We said prayers, played some favorite songs and floated off in the dinghy to spread ashes. It was very touching, not a dry eye. Then we all slipped in to snorkel the reef. Reef is damaged along west side and it was not good snorkeling
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3 hours ago Another new live camera [by dolfer]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JktxhXUUbko

Live online from the Simpson Bay Resort. It looks direct at the airport and around Simpson bay. Very cool
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4 hours ago Sound on webcam [by jeepers]
Is it just me or is the sound reasonably new on maho beach live webcam??
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9 hours ago Brian Mingo Interview [by SANFILIP]
https://youtu.be/HZt_ACC-Iaw?si=ln6U0wsYDJW3MwBx
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9 hours ago Heading home today [by SXMScubaman]
Had a wonderful 2 and half weeks with only 1 wet day. Was nice to spend the time on island celebrating both ours and my daughters wedding anniversaries. Our 54th and their 24th. Now will wait for our return next May for a 4 week stay.
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Yesterday at 06:41 PM Another Sad Story [by Jim_Laraine]
Woman Found Dead in Maho

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Yesterday at 03:12 PM Grenada and Beryl [by MotownTim]
Did Beryl do a lot of damage to the main island of Grenada?
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07/22/2024 11:01 PM Customs and Immigration Martin / Barts / Anguilla [by Higgins78]
Looking at a 7 day bareboat to Martin / Anguilla / Barts.

Can anyone describe the customs and immigration process? Do we need to clear out of Martin, get a zarpe, then into Anguilla? Repeat from Anguilla back to Martin, Martin to Barts, etc? Can the captain (me) do it for everyone or do all crew need to be present?

Probably tight to see all three islands in a week, weather permitting.

Thanks for any guidance you might have!
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07/22/2024 10:45 PM Changes to CDC Dog Imports [by ruralcarrier]
CDC DOG IMPORT LINK

It appears there have been some changes that were announced today. I am not really sure what changed as it appears the 6-month age requirement is still there as is the microchip requirement. I guess the vaccination requirement has changed if from a rabies free country?
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07/22/2024 10:28 PM Lobster prices per pound [by mahokid]
After spending four days in Maine eating a lot of lobster around $12.99 a pound for the larger ones.
Smaller one pounders are about $7.00 a pound.

Wondering what is the current cost of whole lobsters on the island as I know many places advertise the daily cost.

I believe last year at Bistro Caribes it came out to about $35.00 a pound.

I know at Astra in Simpson Bay and at Secret Seafood House it was much less expensive
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