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Old 19 May 2007, 09:34   #1
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Aging Youth and Two Virgins

And the two virgins in question are the US Virgin Islands... and the British Virgin Islands.

The fact that there are two women in one of the photos is merely coincidental…. (believe me!)

So, Aging Youth and I and our respective non-virgins have just returned from a spot of boating in the aforesaid Caribbean paradise… and here’s a few snaps. Captions welcome.


And before Kevin gets a chance to mention it, yes I was driving when we bent the prop a bit on a coral head…… But Kev was navigating!!!!…….
And I chipped a teensy weensy bit of gel coat on another boat too…. Well it should have had tubes round it, then it wouldn’t have happened. I never did like concrete docks!

Don’t boats without tubes wobble a lot?

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Old 19 May 2007, 12:04   #2
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oh yes

Now Now Mike we could post our photos too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for such a fantastic opportunity to experience the wonders of the caribbean. The boating was memorable, the cocktails to die for, the sharks unexpected and the turtle delightfull.

Cannot wait to go back again (very soon if all goes to plan). As soon as we have sorted out our software our photo's will be posted.

When are we going next?

Kathryn & Kev
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Old 19 May 2007, 13:49   #3
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So you are back. Can't wait to meet up with you to see your snaps and hear about all your maritime adventures

I guess you are all nicely tanned and had a great great time
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Couldn't resist.
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Old 19 May 2007, 20:03   #6
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Phew Nasher, I thought it was a playful whale and a shark
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Old 21 May 2007, 03:24   #7
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Very cheery report and photos on a grey Monday!

(hehehehe Nash hope those are meant to be bubbles)

Looks like you all had a top time.

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Old 21 May 2007, 04:57   #8
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Kathryn & Kev
Oh dear…. Maybe I should have kept quiet! Please don’t post THAT one!

Seriously though, and to broaden this thread for people not of the Solent Mafia…. If you’re looking for a great bit of tropical boating, in an area about the size of the Solent, then consider the British Virgin Islands.

Warm seas, clear water with tropical fish and coral galore, plus a countless number of islands to visit, many uninhabited.

Also, it’s not as expensive as you might think. Get a bucket shop ticket to Antigua from the UK and then a Caribbean LIAT flight will cost about 125 return to the BVI. Off season, (now), hotels start at about 60 up per room per night. Food is slightly dearer that the US but still on average cheaper than the UK. They use US Dollars as currency so it’s a good price at the moment.

Drop me a PM for more info, but if you want a boat to rent, I can thoroughly recommend the outfit we used. We rented a 23 foot ‘Contender’ - ‘Nikita’ from Island Time Ltd for about 150 per day. That’s big enough to get around all the main island collection in the Force 4’s we experienced. If it’s windy, there’s always an island to hide behind where the seas will be flat! They do also rent RIBS but not very big ones. Call Mark or Katrin and they will sort you out. Their website is http://www.islandtimeltd.com/
Nikita is in excellent condition, (apart from a half inch Gel Coat chip in the bow which some idiot put in it when he forget he wasn’t driving a RIB).

Now, we just need them to import some big RIBS we can rent!!!!!!!

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Old 21 May 2007, 16:35   #9
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too right

okay, maybe THAT one won't go up !

But yes, it is the place to go everything you could possibly want for a boating trip.

We made the most of the time we had and boy did we have a great time

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