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Old 05-04-2009, 07:14 PM
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1) PREDATOR at anchor at Stocking Island

2)view from our rented villa at February Point

3)Lee and DUX on the beach

4Ray just off the beach. We saw lots of them. They will eat out of your hand we are told if you have the right food. We didn't.

5) Another ray between us and PREDATOR
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1 & 2 ) Bob heading out in DUX to tackle the surf ( love that cat. Can't wait to get the 20 HP on it this summer LOL)

3 & 4) Jason & Lee snorkelling off Fowl Cay

5) Bob climbing out after his dive
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1) Our rented villa at February Point, Georgetown, Great Exuma

2 & 3 ) Seascapes - what can I say - just sooo beautiful. Pics have not been enhanced

4) Four Seasons from the air

5) Emerald Bay Marina next to Four Seasons - closed
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1) Emerald Bay Marina - hope someone picks it up. Needs a $6M fix to stop the surge from coming into the marina

2) Atlantis when flying back to Nassau

3 & 4) Sheraton Cable Beach, Nassau where we stayed Saturday before flying north Sunday afternoon / evening. Very nice and reasonably priced.

That's all for now until I return in the not too far distant future. Enjoy.

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really a nice place to go boating! thanks for showing pictures!
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This has got to be the picture that every man wants of HIS boat!
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that is THE money picture right there....

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I am returning to Georgetown in the Exumas tomorrow ( Friday) along with friends Joe Quinn and James Glover to wrap up my trip. While I had a goal to at least get to the Turks and Caicos it does not appear likely that I will get there this trip. The winds in the southern Bahamas continue to blow and there is no letup in the forecasts I am seeing. Conditions in central and northern Bahamas and across the FL straits appear to be good over the next several days so the plan is to bring my baby back to FL by Monday. We plan on running from G'town to Nassau on Saturday and spend another night on PI, across the bank to Bimini Sunday and check into the Bimini Bay Resort and then cross to Ft Lauderdale on Monday morning. I guess one of the lessons learned is to not try and do a long range trip like this in the spring months but better to wait till summer if possible when winds tend to be lighter. It has been a lot of fun just the same and great to be able to share with so many friends.
I will do some posting to let those interested know how the return trip goes. Hopefully uneventful.

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bob,
very interesting trip. totally awesome i must say.
i plan on doing some trips like this with my 39 ft kevlar cigarette i just got. its was Bob nordskogs old race/endurance boat so it should be able to handle trips like this and longer. Still holds some records and may get more as soon as its ready to go.
You plan on returning to Marco anytime soon?
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bob,
very interesting trip. totally awesome i must say.
i plan on doing some trips like this with my 39 ft kevlar cigarette i just got. its was Bob nordskogs old race/endurance boat so it should be able to handle trips like this and longer. Still holds some records and may get more as soon as its ready to go.
You plan on returning to Marco anytime soon?
Congrats on the new boat, Chris. Very interesting. I look forward to seeing it. That will make a nice addition to FMO.
I will be on Marco Monday night for a couple of days before going back north if everthing goes according to plan.
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