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Trip Report - Day 5 #309412
11/26/2023 01:03 PM
11/26/2023 01:03 PM
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Teresasxm Offline OP
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The day began so perfectly then took a nasty roll and tumble.

Pastries from Zee Best on the beach with a cup of coffee started us off. There was a regatta going on in Simpson Bay featuring all the baby boaters that we had watched practice two days previously at the Yacht Club. They were doing great!

Then we packed up our car and headed for a Saturday of airplane watching at Maho. We settled on the beach in front of Tortuga. They had a few chairs and some umbrellas which was perfect because we had planned on lunching at the restaurant. The waves at Maho were high but we had swum in them before and our first dunk in the ocean was perfect.

Then came our burgers. The server put them both on one little plastic table and I kick myself for not asking for two. He had just gone up the stairs when one plate slid, turned upside down and hit the beach. Tortuga fixed it up for us but the waiter was mad. Trying to put it behind us, we ate, rested and decided to swim again. Unfortunately I got munched in the waves, getting dragged back into the water over and over again ending up battered, bruised and embarrassed. My timing getting out, and I have experience, was off by two seconds and I paid for it dearly. But all limbs are still attached this morning and the only thing bent and broken is my pride.

No pictures of that escapade to share! LOL

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Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309413
11/26/2023 01:12 PM
11/26/2023 01:12 PM
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Glad you are ok. The waves can be relentless at times.


J.D.
Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309414
11/26/2023 01:40 PM
11/26/2023 01:40 PM
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Teresa,
Glad your experience wasn’t any worse than you’ve described, which in itself was bad enough. It can and does happen when you’re least expecting it
Enjoying your daily experiences so please do keep them coming.


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309416
11/26/2023 03:32 PM
11/26/2023 03:32 PM
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Sorry to hear of your battered body in those waves. No way would I get in the water when it is rough. You are lucky you did not get hurt worse as I have heard of broken ankles when trying to get out of the water there. Please be careful for the remainder of your trip!




Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309419
11/26/2023 04:41 PM
11/26/2023 04:41 PM
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Yes, be very careful---you don't always win with the waves!

Why was the waiter mad if all was taken care of? Just curious....

Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309421
11/26/2023 05:13 PM
11/26/2023 05:13 PM
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Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Sorry to hear of your injury. My wife hurt herself really bad at Mullet Bay. A huge wave came in and t-boned her, she had a bruise the size of a football. It still bothers her today and that was back in 2014. We both stay out when the water's rough.

Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309428
11/26/2023 09:28 PM
11/26/2023 09:28 PM
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Sorry to hear about your experience. Hope tomorrow is a better day!


Carol Hill
Re: Trip Report - Day 5 [Re: Teresasxm] #309430
11/26/2023 10:10 PM
11/26/2023 10:10 PM
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Sorry to hear about your swimming incident. I’m glad you are ok


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