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Old 04-22-2011, 09:44 AM
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Thanks, GL. I must learn how to do a photo capture of that screen as once it's gone, its gone. Later today I will figure out my total mileage for the trip.
Here you go Bob... Play by Play...

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WOW!! What an amazing adventure.

For those of us that can only dream of a trip like that, Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks GL. That was easy.

Our southbound mileage from St Thomas to Bequai in the Grenadines going via BVI, St Maarten with side trips to St Bartt's and Anguila then to Antigua, past Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and finally Bequai was 650 miles and northbound from Bequai via St Lucia, Montseratt, St Kitts, St Maarten and finally Virgin Gorda in BVI was 500 miles for a total of 1,150 miles. I used a half a quart of oil in each engine and @ my usual 1 MPH would have burned about 1,150 gals of diesel. Not sure what the total cost was but whatever it was I can tell you was so worth it. Trip of a lifetime for me.
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We were told not to take any pictures during the St Maarten Coast Guard boarding but Marc wasn't listening. LOL Looks like they got their training from USCG with the boots thing.
When they were done they asked us to hold our position as they had to take pictures. They kept backing up, backing up and finally he said to me with a laugh " We can't get it all in ! " LOL
BTW, during the coarse of the whole trip this was the only law enforcement we saw on the water.
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Another great adventure! Thanks for sharing your experiences!!!
I hope to see the FMO gang on a fall run. I miss it!!
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[email protected] my usual 1 MPH would have burned about 1,150 gals of diesel....
I think you mean MPG...

At 1 MPH you'd still be out there with a mast, a sail, a keel, a beard, a warped sence of values and a phenomenal knowledge according to yourself of seagoing rules and knot making.....
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I think you mean MPG...

At 1 MPH you'd still be out there with a mast, a sail, a keel, a beard, a warped sence of values and a phenomenal knowledge according to yourself of seagoing rules and knot making.....
Ah, Good catch GL. Yes, 1 MPG. I did not think that anyone actually reads what I write. LOL And yes, I wish I were still out there !!
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Pictures from week one in the Islands:

Link to "Return to USVI / BVI" pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626162511080/

Link to "St Maarten / St Bartt's / Anguilla" pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626402748152/

Link to "Antigua" pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626281365371/

Link to "Antigua to St Lucia" pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626290281545/

Link to "St Lucia" pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626290310741/

Pictures from week two in the Islands:

St Lucia / St Vincent / Bequai Flickr pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626515538942/

St Lucia to St Kitts incl Montseratt volcano Flickr pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626515538942/

Return to BVI from St Maarten Flickr pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2099098...7626429057433/

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Sure enjoy reading about your ventures. Now get back over there and get some fresh pictures !!
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Sure enjoy reading about your ventures. Now get back over there and get some fresh pictures !!

Just got off the phone w/ Bob! He's chill'n!!! Let him catch his breath!!!
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