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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Note Scrub Island

It's been a while since I posted a picture of the day.
Thought I'd try to put some up once in a while.

Here's a picture of the Scrub Island Resort, BVI, with Marina Cay and anchorage in the background.

What can I say, the Scrub Island Resort is beautiful!


They have a pretty good deal for an overnight on the dock for visiting yachties.

Bathrooms are nice and clean.
Swim up bars and two-level swimming pool. Water slide.
Spa facility.
Nice restaurant, and of course rooms for the land-based.

We'll be back!

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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:57 pm    

You forgot to mention Davide as their Executive Chef! They have great price-fix menus at Caravel, I think either $55 or 60/pp for 3 courses - great deal!

It's one of my favourite stops too....
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:00 pm    

Good to know!

I've never actually eaten there. blush
Well, that's a lie... I've had the conch fritters at the swim-up bar.
They were excellent! laugh
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:24 am    

nice to see so many sticks there, last time we were there it was all stink pots and a few sticks
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Norman
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:12 am    

sail2wind wrote:
nice to see so many sticks there, last time we were there it was all stink pots and a few sticks


But they're all cats...not real sailboats! Wink Wink


that should get the conversation going! laugh
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:59 am    

no arguments from me, I'm a mono guy Wink
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:01 am    

I love the way a mono sails.
I love the livability of a cat when it's anchored or tied up to the dock.

When it's just me and the Mrs. we charter a mono.
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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:20 am    

When I'm not paying, I can handle being a cat. ~grins~

Still love monos WAY more than cats - we usually only sail the two of us, so don't need all that room...don't like the way they sail, and don't like the cost!
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kentth
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:04 am    

I also prefer monos, but the admiral doesn't like for the boat to heel, so we normally do cats.

Kent
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 am    

I never said it on TTOL but what is the Admiral thing, never really got it. I would think it is somewhat derogatory.
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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:35 am    

I think it's derogatory!

I'm a woman, I captain my vessel and I would never call Jim Admiral...

I think it's because most guys have wives/partners who really don't want to sail, so everything always ends up being up to the "boss", in which case the Admiral outranks the Captain.

Whoever started using it to describe their wife however, I'd like to bop them!
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:50 am    

The Admiral thing comes from the general perspective "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."
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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:51 am    

Twanger wrote:
The Admiral thing comes from the general perspective "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."


And that is just so many ways wrong.

If you guys are married to women like that, I sure feel sorry for y'all!
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:31 am    

don't even get Nina going on that subject. We hired a new cook the first day he called Nina "honey", believe me it was the last time.
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:34 am    

Now Dawn... Rolling Eyes

We don't mean nuthin!

I look at this a little differently.

Nobody wants a Captain Bligh at the helm, shouting orders and doing as he pleases irrespective of others' wishes and comfort.

I think the point is simply to be considerate of you're wife's wants while sailing.
IMHO there are too many gung-ho type-A egomaniacs at the helm.

Calling your wife 'The Admiral' is simply a humorous attempt at recognizing this fact.
Nothing more.

It may be that she is happy as a clam romping along close-hauled in 8-10 foot waves with about 25 degrees of heel on the hull.

My wife can actually take this kind of punishment better than I can!
I'll be contemplating seeing breakfast for the second time while she's still waving her fist at the gale and shouting "Is that all you've got!?"

However, it may well be that she'd rather wait out weather like that at the Spa with a glass of Chardonnay in hand.

If that's the case, Capt. Bligh had better listen, least he lose his sailing partner!

Placing your spouse's needs above your own will guarantee a long and happy marriage.

We're celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year! So maybe I'm doing something right.
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:40 am    

every woman, or man not at the helm (good one, eh Dawn) should read "It's your Boat Too" by Susanne Guzmann

There is a story of a woman watching her husband die as she could not even haul a Mayday on the VHF as she did not know how to find their coordinates.
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:44 am    

I bought my wife that book!

She and Lisa (a friend) went to a sailing seminar on Saturday. The topic was about getting the boat back from whence you came if the Captain becomes disabled.

I have no doubt that I could single-hand a boat back to the charter base, but the salient question in every Captain's mind should be "Can my spouse get the boat back to base if I become incapacitated?"

Where am I?
Where am I going?
How will I get there?

These things are often taken for granted by a competent captain.
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Winterstale
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:51 am    

sail2wind wrote:
don't even get Nina going on that subject. We hired a new cook the first day he called Nina "honey", believe me it was the last time.


laugh laugh laugh Holy faux pas! I barely get away with calling her that -- rofl rofl

I wish I'd been a fly on the way for THAT one!!! I am dying laughing at my desk right now...
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kentth
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:53 am    

Twanger:

You hit the nail on the head. It is not meant as derogatory, and she knows I call her that and has no problem with it.

She is uneasy when the boat heels and I take that into consideration and do everything I can to keep it flat. That way she will go out with me. You should see us when we go out on my 14 footer, that thing heels even in a light breeze. So when we are out, I make very large circles. Of course when we are done sailing together, then I normally take it out for a quick rail in the water ride.

We are on year 36.

Kent
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Winterstale
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:53 am    

....and while we're on the subject...the other thing that bugs the living chit out of me are the people who find it necessary to talk about "when the admiral and I are busy....", etc -- really? do I NEED that visual?? Most of the time, I do not....now...when George Clooney joins TTOL and goes sailing, then we can talk. Mr. Green
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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:53 am    

Twanger wrote:
Now Dawn... Rolling Eyes

We don't mean nuthin!



I know. It's when it's used as a derogatory comment that I can't stand it. I was only chuffing you guys... because I can Wink
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:04 pm    

Bridget, you know what's cool, you can say shit on this board.

even deck fluff should have the ability to motor close to your home base and radio in for docking assistance. You should also know how to call a mayday or pan pan and have your coordinates at hand. Shit happens when sailing and it often happens very fast, everyone needs to keep their wits about them.
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kentth
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:20 pm    

That's one reason I like to have man-over-board drills and pretend it was me who went over-board.

Kent
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Norman
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:19 pm    

Some good discussions going on here! clapping
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Dugg
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject: Note Scrub Island

Hi

This post has drifted quite a way from the OP.

Sorry. Even if we do sail in the VI’s again, it would only be on a mono - a cat is beyond our pay grade and we don’t have a cast of thousands necessary to fill one. Already said all I need to say about “Admiral” on another thread. My wife spends almost the same amount of time at the wheel as I do - except on really long trips across the pond (say Wilson to Cobourg) and while racing. I have a better eye than she has when looking for “lifts”. As to anchoring, you have to anchor as the Committee Boat (once a year) but that’s it. On Lake Ontario, people actually have docks. BTW, the wife has no problem with Admiral - over 50 years of marriage can do that to ya! Very Happy

Peace
Dugg & Chris
Our VI pics are at http://picasaweb.google.com/papadugg and the 2012 pics are finally done
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Calypso Me
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:56 pm    

With all due derference to Dawn and her abilities to be in command of a boat, most boats are captained by men. If they want to have the female counterpart participate in the sport more than once, they should take into consideration the comfort level of said female before departing on 8' swells and 40 degree heeling over especially if she is a first timer or novice.
More men have screwed themselves out of trip #2 because they did not take into account the fears and trepidations of the females involved. If the woman (Admiral) is not comfortable, back off. Admirals having the last word.
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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:17 pm    

One of the reasons why I have the qualifications that I have is because my ex and I had planned to sail off someday. When I first started sailing, I had no interest in any of it except being on vacation, and being somewhere warm. Eventually, I figured that if we were going to be sailing away together, I should learn a few things, just in case something happened to him. So I took basic keelboating (so did the ex, although they were smart enough to put us on different boats for the weekend, that way he couldn't "do" things for me), and that was it.

Knowing that you can do something on your own is an amazing feeling, and knowing what to do was awesome too! I never looked back (probably one of the reasons we aren't together anymore - it was hard to fudge his way through a situation when I know just as much or more than he did!).

I hated taking the helm or trimming the sails while he was on board. I was much better at navigation that he was, so that's where I stayed, until I decided that divorce wasn't going to stop me from pursuing my dreams.

When I first starting sailing, I read the book "Changing Course" by Debra Ann Cantrell - a very good perspective on cruising because your partner wants you to. A must read for all the "Admirals" out there... tonguea
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DawnB
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:18 pm    

Norman wrote:
Some good discussions going on here! clapping


Shhhh! Someone might moderate us! ~LMAO~
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HillsideView
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:52 pm    

"when George Clooney joins TTOL and goes sailing"

I'll have to dig out one of my fathers old charter boat brochures. He had George Clooney on a charter in either 85 or 86.
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