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Well worth the stress #273715
01/19/2022 07:46 AM
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Of getting here............

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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273719
01/19/2022 09:09 AM
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No argument here

Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273720
01/19/2022 09:50 AM
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SXMBND--Didn't know you stay at Beachside!! Looks like a stunning morning! Enjoy!!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273722
01/19/2022 09:57 AM
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Just arrived yesterday for a two week stay.....already got a feeling it won't be long enough. Had incredible burgers at BBB for the first meal last night.....hope it's a sign of things to come.

Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273724
01/19/2022 10:37 AM
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SXMBND--please do post more pics, when you can!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273939
01/22/2022 01:15 AM
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Bizzy beach




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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273941
01/22/2022 05:12 AM
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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273945
01/22/2022 07:28 AM
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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #273959
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Can't believe those guys are that close together. Were they waiting to go through the bridge??


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: Carol_Hill] #273960
01/22/2022 09:55 AM
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They're not really close. Optical illusion!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274035
01/23/2022 01:22 PM
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More random shots....

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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274037
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Nice shots! What a beautiful sunrise pic!! Boy, I guess I never looked at that house in that last shot that closely!! That looks kind of dangerous to me!!!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: Carol_Hill] #274041
01/23/2022 02:10 PM
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Carol - that's the Ocean Point Sonesta resort


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274043
01/23/2022 02:40 PM
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sweet and nice catch of the Russian cargo bird.

edit: on 2nd thought, that is DAMN rare, an II76 if I recall. Flying bolt of buckets wink

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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: BillandElaine] #274047
01/23/2022 03:25 PM
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Elaine--duh I thought it was a picture of a house at the point on Beacon Hill!!!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274054
01/23/2022 07:50 PM
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That's OK, Carol. I was trying to figure it out as well, and my best guess was also that maybe it was some fancy new villa at the end of Beacon Hill, since we have been away for two years. I must admit to not having spent that much time observing the Sonesta Maho or the Ocean Point building, so now I know! LOL!!

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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: the captain] #274058
01/24/2022 04:03 AM
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The Air Caribes A-330 left last night, took off over the ocean, not the hills after an extended warm up. The IL-76 looks like a real beast, seems odd to see four engines on a plane of that size in this day and age. Will have to look up what I' sure are impressive performance numbers.

Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274063
01/24/2022 08:51 AM
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Two weeks at Beachside Villa's seems never enough!!! BUT at this time of year here in the NE, I'll take it!!! Thanks for sharing these great photo's! Can't believe that wreck "DaBoat" is still on the rocks!!!??? Burger at "Buc's" was good? Our group had a couple of BAD items back in October. New owners didn't seem to care, but our waiter made good. I've always stood behind Buc's as the best burger on the island! BUT I will tell you, "Sandbar" in Beacon hill topped that with a Blue cheese burger last October!! OH and "What the funk" plays there almost every Saturday night! They are GREAT!! Have fun, tell Joanie we said hello!!

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Sand Gravity, got to love it!
Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274066
01/24/2022 09:05 AM
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SXMBND, thank you for the pictures of our home away from home. Wish I was there, spent 3 weeks in November there and missing it already.
Always enjoyed burgers at BBB. Found The Sandbar burgers and food in general just average. So many places and not enough time!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274073
01/24/2022 10:04 AM
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Luda,

So glad we at least got to say hello in November and we agree - love BSV and in honesty, thought the service and food at The Sandbar was just average but we may have just hit a bad day.

Not much of a burger fan myself but we took friends and first time visitors to Mary’s Boon for lunch. They said they had the best burger ever there. Everyone’s experiences can differ along with their expectations. The setting at Sand Bar was so nice we really didn’t mind the slower than slow service and we’d probably still go back.


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: pat] #274102
01/24/2022 04:06 PM
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Hi Pat,
It was nice chatting with you at BSV, wish we had a chance to socialize a bit more. May be this November we overlap again, we are booked for a last 3 weeks in November already. Kind of trying to figure out if I can squeeze a trip in the summer sometime also.
And yes, the setting at Sandbar is very nice, but not crazy on their food.


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274136
01/25/2022 12:03 AM
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Saba shot

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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274138
01/25/2022 12:42 AM
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I so enjoy the pics!! Thank you.

We will be there (fingers crossed) in just a short while after far far too long. My wish list is sooo long.

Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274154
01/25/2022 09:53 AM
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Beautiful shot! Last couple of times we have been on SXM, Saba has been pretty shy.


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274172
01/25/2022 10:58 AM
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We had the same issues with lack of Saba sightings last trip. I think I’ve already reserved our spot on Bill and Elaine’s balcony for our next trip since they seem to get all the good stuff - multiple green flashes included!! 😉😉


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274182
01/25/2022 11:15 AM
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Of course I didn't get a pic but from our free stay at Sonesta Maho we could clearly see Saba, Statia and St. Kitts....not too often we see that

I did get one with Saba..

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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: boucharda] #274184
01/25/2022 11:17 AM
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Wow, beautiful pic! Thanks!


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Re: Well worth the stress [Re: SXMBND] #274298
01/27/2022 10:04 AM
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More random a.m. pics

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