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Hound Dog
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November 30, 2009 5:33 pm  

How often do these little "BOOMERS" happen there? I will be moving there on Wednesday, had not heard about those yet!!


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Lizard
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November 30, 2009 5:57 pm  

There pretty frequent, not enough for Feema to get excited about.:-o


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Exit Zero
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November 30, 2009 8:46 pm  

http://earthquake.usgs.gov - use Puerto Rico region
We are on the meeting line of the Atlantic and Caribbean plate - the Puerto Rico Trench just 12-18 nm N of these island is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean at over 28,000 ft deep, the 3rd deepest trench on the planet - so the shifting plates give us hundreds of earthquakes a year, generally under 4.0


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November 30, 2009 11:09 pm  

I thought the PR trench ran between STT and STX.


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Exit Zero
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December 1, 2009 12:03 am  

The South Drop is much shallower than the North Drop -- named relative to STT - I will have to look on my charts for the depths recorded .


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December 15, 2009 9:43 am  

Bump~
This used to be such a positive, upbeat thread....what happened? Let's get it going again!
Winds are really picking up here on STT, must be the "Christmas winds".
Whats new and exciting out there?

~Cheryl


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December 15, 2009 10:46 am  

I hope Tami and her family is doing allright.

optimist with low expectations on STX


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December 15, 2009 11:17 am  

Christmas winds are picking up on STX too; nice and cool, makes for good sleeping.


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SunOrSki
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December 15, 2009 11:37 am  

To those of you who live here all year, I always chuckle when I see you in long sleeves, sweaters, jackets . . . but I gotta say . . . there has been a sligt chill in the air the past two nights and mornngs. But still . . . I am barefoot 🙂

FYI, my hubby fell off our roof last Monday and was released from hospital yesterday :), He will be fine, fractured one vertebrae and compressed several discs - all in all very lucky! I bought him a walker and filled his prescriptions at the Medicine Shoppe in Sunny Isle . . . man, what a nice store! Who knew?


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Bombi
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December 15, 2009 11:48 am  

good sleeping but bad for boating. I broke out the jeans and I might start looking for socks.

optimist with low expectations on STX


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December 15, 2009 12:37 pm  

Had the season's first fire in the chimenea Sunday night. Would have last night too, but it was too breezy.

Juanita


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SunOrSki
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December 15, 2009 1:47 pm  

to those of you not here now . . . I still plan on taking a dip in the ocean this afternoon . . . sorry!

and a hummingbird just reminded me to refill the feeder, I never get tired of watching them


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December 15, 2009 5:04 pm  

Chilly over here in STJ, too! I woke up and it was barely 78 degrees... turned off all the fans and still had to get dressed in long sleeves.

Can barely snorkel anymore with a long-sleeve shirt... might have to bite the bullet and buy a real wetsuit this year.

Yes, we sound like sissies. Come down here and try it for yerself. 😉


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December 15, 2009 6:41 pm  

Hey SunOrSki,

It's a balmy 50 deg here... and we'll be watching ice hockey tonight... I miss the rain forest. Hope Frank gets well soon. I'm guessing he was maybe working on his home made water heater. The injury might put a damper on a vacation break, but it could be worse... he could be trying to heal a stiff back in the cold of Winter.


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CAtoSTX
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December 16, 2009 12:07 am  

Sat out on our front patio for lunch today enjoy the beautiful color of the water and Buck Island beyond.


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SunOrSki
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December 16, 2009 12:08 am  

Ha Richard, he was attempting to trim a couple trees before heading to the airport . . . yup he was that close to getting back to the cold weather! We're thinking of staying through the holidays at this point (to avoid those stiff joints back home). . . our "white" Christmas will likely be on a white sandy beach 🙂


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cheryl96s
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December 16, 2009 12:31 pm  

I hope Tami and her family are doing allright.[/quote
What happened to Tam and the family? Last I remembered reading was that they had the flood of the cottage from the N'Easter that went through.
Come to think of it, where is Trade these days?

~Cheryl


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December 16, 2009 1:25 pm  

Hi everyone. JJ and I are back in the states waiting for the arrival of my grandson. Pregnant daughter thought she might be going into labor so we rushed back early. Since I have been here I have been walking her butt off for rushing me back to this awful cold weather. Hubby is still on island. Lucky him.

I went to see my flood damaged house yesterday and shed a few tears and then reminded myself that it is just stuff. I felt quite selfish for even getting upset. I am a very blessed person. However I will still continue to whine about being here in the cold. YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are staying in a rented house in Virginia Beach. It is very nice and only 5 houses from the beach. I took JJ down to play and walk on the beach on a sunny day when it wasn't too cold. I have lived here since I was 17 and I am used too the long stretches of sand but to JJ it was very strange. His first comment was how huge the waves were and then that there were no trees or rocks and where did we snorkel. I explained to him that beaches were different in different parts of the world and that we enjoyed surfing and riding a boogie board on the nice waves. We walked along looking for shells, none to be found, but we did find shark egg cases. As we were walking back we were talking about the differences and he said that "his island" had the best beaches and I had to agree. After a while he spotted something in the distance and ran ahead. He started yelling and waving his arms. I am thinking he found a body part or something. When I reached him I saw that he had found a tangled pile of fishing line and a few very large hooks. He said, "mommy, we have to clean this up. This will kill sea turtles. Fishing line is a sea turtles worst enemy". We drug the pile to a garbage can and started walking back home. JJ didn't want to leave. He insisted that we seach the whole beach for things that would hurt the sea turtles. I promised that we would search a little each day and that made him happy.


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cheryl96s
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December 16, 2009 3:51 pm  

is it getting ready to snow or what? damn its cold here today!

~Cheryl


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syzygy
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December 17, 2009 12:12 am  

Just want you to know how much I love reading this. I can't relay any experience there yet since I am stateside in Fla. But it all sounds lovely and who knows maybe someday soon.
Keep the info flowing and hugs to everyone.
JJ


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marlene
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December 17, 2009 12:53 am  

Hubby and I went to our boat in the harbor to spend the evening. We had a few beers on the boat, then at the Brew Pub. I was really needing to get to the bathroom on the boat and flung my purse just inside. Well, we were almost home when I reallized I left my purse on the boat. Thankfully I work at the marina and had some spare time in the afternoon to dinghy out to get it. When I was just outside the docks, I turned around and the whole sky was dark......I came back into work a wet noodle.


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CAtoSTX
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December 17, 2009 1:17 am  

Put my sweater on this evening for the first time.


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Sauceress
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December 17, 2009 3:30 am  

27 degrees and falling 🙁


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December 17, 2009 5:13 pm  

i have had a quilt on the bed for months, i even have been putting winter slippers on my feet.


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CAtoSTX
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December 17, 2009 9:24 pm  

Could See STT, STJ, and Tortola today - it was REALLY clear and beautiful!


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