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    Re: 2nd Day - November 2020 Trip Report

    Wow. These reports are fantastic! And thanks so much for the insights to Petite Morne. Looks like a great way to afford more time - which for us always becomes the opium of this place.
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    Re: Saw planes landing today from Grand Case

    I imagine there is much anxiety with no commerce. But hopefully some enjoyment of freedom to roam a beautiful place all to yourselves for a little while.
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    Re: Dolphins in Venice

    So great to see!! Merci cb.
  4. Re: Perhaps the Times are Changing? And a good thing for business.

    It is remarkable how St. Barths so naturally and swiftly enchants its visitors. Seems nearly magical at times . . .
  5. Re: Looming St Jean Project Concerns: Emeraude Plage

    Let's hope the CESCE has more than an advisory role, in real, behind-the-scenes ways. They are trying to express limits here -- but speaking into a headwind of money-to-be-made. Saint Jean beach...
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    Re: Grand Fond Road Construction

    Thank you Tim. The loss of natural, undisturbed beauty like this (was) makes me sad. But the inequalities on St. Barths do seem great. Perhaps Irma revealed this some. The unavoidable harm of mining...
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    Re: Paddle Boarding Before Sunset

    Special pics like this so evoke the joy of seeing children discover the island's magic. Thanks for sharing this beautiful image!
  8. Thread: Some of Gustavia

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    Re: Some of Gustavia

    What a beautiful time this must have been -- and understandable sentiment, then and now.
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    Re: Sargasso Sea(son)

    Good thinking, indeed!! And if "Weed Wrath" actually starts to take root, then sure, any time of year Mother Nature sees fit!

    To be fair to MN though, this could take a while and might not be the...
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    Re: Sargasso Sea(son)

    Thanks for taking the time to show us the situation, Ellen.

    In an unexpected fashion, perhaps Mother Nature will do a little battling for the pro-nature/anti-development contingents. The "cost is...
  11. Thread: Saline

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    Re: Saline

    Yup.
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    Re: 30 Year of Beach Bumming Together - Day Five

    Great shots; great spots! Thank you.
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    Re: Last Nite Lectricity

    That is quite a picture!! Thanks!
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    Re: A Turtle lays her eggs on Flamands Beach

    Wonderful, . . . . just plain wonderful.
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    Re: Name that beach . . .

    Boy, that's a really nice picture.
  16. Thread: DUCK!

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    Re: DUCK!

    I wonder if Winair and SBC, etc. are addressing this chronic threat, or if not, why not? The reckless tourist is deliberately imperiling himself. Any harm to him or her is self inflicted and calls...
  17. Hey, Karen. You already have an abundance of most...

    Hey, Karen. You already have an abundance of most seasoned advisors with good suggestions for how to spend your visit. One other thought for you would be to allow for the possibility that once you...
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    Hoping so, but work calls hard for the moment, so...

    Hoping so, but work calls hard for the moment, so nothing definite right now. Still, where there is a will . . . we'll be sure to reach out at the time. And thank you for the sentiment, Ellen.
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    Hey, Ellen. Thank you for that most lucid and...

    Hey, Ellen. Thank you for that most lucid and succinct summary. The evolution of the island as its own municipality has been a fascination for me . . . so, again, many thanks for the "reading between...
  20. Thread: jetski rental?

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    Hey, Jeff . . . My wife and I have done this...

    Hey, Jeff . . .

    My wife and I have done this twice. The first time we took a guide and the three of us left from Gustavia and circled the island counterclockwise. Under stable weather conditions...
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    Day 5 sounds nice . . . with lunch lasting thru...

    Day 5 sounds nice . . . with lunch lasting thru 'til breakfast(!) . . . 'some salads, a couple of sandwiches . . . and several bottles of Champagne . . . and woke up the next day.' And at Emeraude...
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    [QUOTE=elgreaux;921582]As far as I understand it,...

    [QUOTE=elgreaux;921582]As far as I understand it, France was billing St Barth to the tune of 5 million euros a year for services provided on the island (national education, gendarmes, etc..)... that...
  23. Bonjour Maman de Dave. My family has...

    Bonjour Maman de Dave.

    My family has consistently found turtles to site and swim/snorkel alongside
    on the St. Jean beach on the side with Nikki beach, but the other end away from NB, where the...
  24. Thread: Hôtel à Lurin

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    Love your support and passion for the island, and...

    Love your support and passion for the island, and for this forum, too, BTW.

    But, from where does such a "right" arise?

    I suppose the zoning in theory could permit this density (but there...
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    Hi deb. If you are avid travelers you can...

    Hi deb.

    If you are avid travelers you can visit all three places, just enough. If you object to lots of unpacking, then repacking, then commuting to next place, then repeat, each taking at least...
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    Hmmm . . . interesting heritage to this matter ....

    Hmmm . . . interesting heritage to this matter . . .

    I will look further by querying my better-read wife and childrens on the hobbit stuff. Then, in advance, I will again agree that two lunches is...
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    KevinS did, just a few years ago -- eat lunch...

    KevinS did, just a few years ago -- eat lunch twice.

    That was a wonderful suggestion.
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    Like, like, like.

    Like, like, like.
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    Me too.

    Me too.
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    Take time to book your next trip before this...

    Take time to book your next trip before this upcoming trip ends. Nothing as emotionally soothing
    as the certainty of one's return.
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    We love this place because it gives a convenient...

    We love this place because it gives a convenient option for people staying in Colombier, Flamands area, and also can go high or low in the budget and degree of fanciness or simplicity. Normally it is...
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    The "E" may instead be an "F"? Maybe animal...

    The "E" may instead be an "F"? Maybe animal crossing, or underground utility marker, or teen fun symbol?
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    Monsieur Magras, and his Pigeonniere, and also...

    Monsieur Magras, and his Pigeonniere, and also his beautiful pastoral lands and goats under the trees, have, for me, always been such an enchanting part of the charm of the Colombier area. It truly...
  34. Thread: HBD Rosemond!

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    Happy birthday, Rosemond . . . Hope to see you...

    Happy birthday, Rosemond . . . Hope to see you guys soon! Have a Ti punch at Pigeonniere for me!
  35. Thread: Veuve Clicquot

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    That's a very nice hat, Kevin.

    That's a very nice hat, Kevin.
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