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    Re: SPIRIT OF ST BARTH - ISSUE 7 / 2020

    No other publication so perfectly captures the essence of St. Barth. Congratulations on setting the bar high and exceeding it with every issue!
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    Re: A nice surprise

    Andy—your lady fan probably loves your new avatar. Lookin’ good!
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    Re: 9 years ago, so says FB

    Wow. That is a throwback in time photo! I recognize those people because it was taken at our party at EMM. A wonderful group of forum friends. And the power of social media has been proven again and...
  4. Thread: Travel day

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    Re: Travel day

    I know you will have a wonderful time sharing the island and your memories with your family. Phyllis is with you in spirit! Enjoy every moment.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    We had some delightful sailing trips aboard the monohull “French Kiss”. The young couple that owned the boat took visitors around the island. As I recall, they were only in St. Barth for a brief time...
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    Re: Entire Island Water Problems

    Spot-on, Kevin—-When an island is so dependent on a desalination plant, one would hope the authorities would consider taking the same prudent steps, despite the cost.
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    Re: Entire Island Water Problems

    Years ago, prior to the installation of the desalination plant, we had to have a water truck daily deliver water during an extended dry spell. At the time, we were staying at s at a villa in Pt....
  8. Re: Birthday Celebrations at Le Select on Jan. 30th with Marius

    Happy Birthday to all the celebrants! Isn’t it a wonderful coincidence that so many terrific people share this day!
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    Re: Rosemond and Marius at Le Select

    Thank you for posting the photos, Ed. You have become St. Barth’s photo-historian. Thinking about how far Rosemond has come since being near death in May...those photos of him with Marius tell quite...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    In reference to Bart’s question about Chez Pompi and Kevin’s comment—we had lunch there a couple of times in the 90s. It was on the left side of the road as one headed from Marigot towards Toiny....
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    Re: Happy Birthday Ellen

    Hope you are having a fabulous Birthday, Ellen!
  12. “The Last Train To London” by Meg Waite Clayton

    I revel in the opportunity to learn about little-known heroes and heroines of the past. This book highlights the true but under-the-radar tale of the Kindertransport and the woman who made it...
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    “The German House” by Annette Hess

    Just as Amy reported about
    her book concerning Auschwitz, I have had similar feelings. I have read so many books about WWII and concentration camps and the horrors of war. I just cannot read another...
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    Re: Merry Christmas To All

    Merry Christmas to all!❤️
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    Re: Pearl Beach Dinner Menu

    That photo is a classic—so very special—it speaks volumes about love and romance. Memories of Phyllis make me smile. Hope you have a blessed Christmas, Andy.
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    Re: Many trips report...

    Great report—-pithy and pertinent. Am sure some first-timers will value your insights. Generally agree with your opinion of various restaurants, especially L’Espirit. It is such a personal...
  17. Re: JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE DE MARIAGE...#27 Dear Ellen and Rosemond

    Joyeux Anniversaire, Ellen and Rosemond! May the year ahead be tranquil and restorative. Much happiness!
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    Re: Found Wallet at Shell Beach

    You deserve all the accolades, Diana. Your extraordinary efforts to find the owner are a great example of kindness and good will, especially during the holiday season. If this man returns to the...
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    Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DENNIS

    Happy Birthday, Dennis! Hope you and Lisa are having a marvelous time on the island!
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    Re: JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE, ROSEMOND

    Joyeux Anniversaire, Rosemond!
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    Re: THE LONG FLIGHT HOME by Alan Hlad

    I second your endorsement, Amy. Read it awhile ago. A book that stays with you long after you have finished it. I knew about carrier pigeons but found his descriptions so vivid I felt as if I were...
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    Re: 70th actual anniversary

    Nice photos, Diana. Congratulations to Marius and his family for Le Select’s long run!
  23. Re: The Woman In The White Kimono by Victoria Van Tiem

    I am a sucker for WWII stories. Thanks, Amy---looks like a good one.
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    Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂🎈🎁 JULIANNE

    It is ever so nice to be remembered. Thank you for all the kind words and wishes. Every Birthday is a gift!
  25. Thread: Island Hike

    by julianne
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    Re: Island Hike

    Good luck—enjoy exploring. In the 80s and early 90s, we were fit and ran extensively. around much of the island. Those were days when mokes were the preferred transportation. In recent years, we...
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    Re: Julianne’s Special Day

    Thanks everyone. Have been super busy and didn’t check the forum. Your good wishes are much appreciated and I had a wonderful birthday. The photo Libby posted made me laugh—we experienced weather...
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    Re: Flight v. Ferry for Nervous Traveler

    It is a personal decision for sure. But, I will give you my two cents. In 30 plus years of visits to St. Barth, we only took the ferry once---had to as we missed the last plane out of SXM. Never...
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    Re: Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

    Have enjoyed his books. Undemanding, light reading. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Re: Maya’s Closing Dinner

    Sounds like a special, wonderful evening, Dennis. Maya’s represents the perfect dining experience IMHO!
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    Re: Touring Eastern Europe

    Jim---following along with you guys on your trips has been delightful. Your photos and descriptions bring me into the moment. Thanks!...and enjoy your travel adventures!
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    Re: St. Barth's Vibes

    Lovely. You have very nice color combinations. Much success!
  32. Thread: “Maiden”

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    Re: “Maiden”

    Correct. The film is based on the book which I have read. The sailing scenes in the film make the passages in the book come to life.
  33. Thread: “Maiden”

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    “Maiden”

    This docu—drama is worth seeing—and not just for sailors. Tracy Edwards and the all-woman crew of “Maiden” sailed in the 1989 Round the World Whitbread Race from Southampton to Southampton; it was...
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    Re: lightning round...

    Delightful to read how others discovered St. Barth. Our story meanders—so bear with me!

    Dan and I had visited several Caribbean islands and had focused on St. Maarten for our winter vacation....
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    Re: Photo from my other island wins a contest

    Ed—Your photos and books evoke precious memories of St. Barth. Thank you for sharing your talent.
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