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Old 01-09-2005, 08:30 PM
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Just returned from a 12 day cruise in the Carribean on the Wind Spirit....... www.windstarcruises.com.....

5th cruise in 5 years on the same ships.....love 'em.

While dallying in Virgin Gorda at the Bitter End on Friday( apres Scuba), I ran into champion Offshore and Formula 1 tunnel racer, Felix Serralles....good to see an old friend.

I was taken by the quality and number of the megayachts in so many ports....St Martin/Marten....St. Barts (to die for!).....St Thomas...St Johns..... St. Lucia....Iles Des Saintes...etc.....

I was also disappointed in the seeming lack of true performance boats among the rich and fabulous........

Perhaps the tenders shouold be beefed up a bit.

Toasted Doug at Sea...on New Years Eve......

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Sound fun!!

My aunt goes on alot of Holland cruises as many times as she can!

We were supposed to go on a cruise last spring break but ended up not going and staying home!
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Sound fun!!

My aunt goes on alot of Holland cruises as many times as she can!

We were supposed to go on a cruise last spring break but ended up not going and staying home!
The thing is the ship holds only 148 passengers max.....and that is the most I will tolerate.....This is the antidote to those floating cities that block out the sun, it seems. We can get into the smaller..... yacht only...... ports. Of course we forgo 24 hour Macdonalds ..and hip hop clubs on board......

Somehow we survived.

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You went to Les Saintes in Guadeloupe? I love those islands, did you go to Terre de Haut?
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Rich.....I bet those sailing trips brought back memories of your childhood growing up learning to sail on the Mayflower...
I learned to sail on the "Black Pearl"............

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You went to Les Saintes in Guadeloupe? I love those islands, did you go to Terre de Haut?
Yup.........

Talk about a unique and remote place........ We had our best dives there.....

It's a shame my wallet ran for cover in St Bart's...came this close to buying a hand made model of an Italian hydroplane ....complete with an Alfa Romeo engine.

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Must of been a nice change from when you where young and water was not invented yet.
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When I read the title to this thread, I was sure you went to the Skater factory, and from there went to an undisclosed private offshore venue for hours of running time with nary a West Coast cat in sight!

Those evil ill handling POS's anyway...
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That looks really neat and all... but it look like a blow boat
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Glad you made it home safely. The Sir Fredrick Drake Channel is fun to sail. Haven't talked to you in a long time but I see Charlie Cole of all people all of the time in FL. Funny, huh?
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