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Sapphire Beach: It was packed this time and I have no idea why because there was only one cruise ship in. This is still one of my favorite beaches and I will always return.

Food markets: We went to 3. The food center near Red Hook. I think it's really overpriced, but they do have almost anything you would need.
Marina Market: Tiny store, out of some things, but convenient because we were in Red Hook alot.
Mandahl: Extremely convenient if you're in the Mahogany Run area.
We used so much ice that I couldn't believe it. We would take 2 coolers and fill them up with soda and beer and use the ice for that and ice melts fast down there.

We're glad we brought the food we brought. We cooked in every breakfast except the last day (ate at Molly's) and we cooked in alot for dinner. It was great having the barbeque at Oceancliff and we put it to good use.

The locals: I thought most people were very nice. I only had one problem getting off the ferry and it was at rush hour. I almost got pushed right off of it, a rude moment, but those moments can happen anywhere.

Smith Bay area needs a little sprucing up, that's where we noticed most of the trash, but it's only a few blocks long. No big deal...just wish people would take more pride in where they live and work.

Mosquitos & noseeums...believe it or not....had none. We were very lucky.

One thing that 2 of the girls had were welt type marks on them about the size of a quarter. They were just itchy and I wouldn't be surprised that they were from jellyfish.

Going back to the airpot: Do yourself a favor, if you see it busy, get yourself a porter. We've used Dafney 3 times and she'll get you to the front of the line. It feels strange, but we were there 2 hours ahead of time and I have no idea how we would of made it without having her help us out. We just about made the plane.

All in all we had a great trip. The snorkeling was really good and if we had our way we would of gone out with Captain Kevin every day.

Looking forward to going back sooner then later!

Posted : June 4, 2008 2:43 pm
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Your trip reports have been very informative. Thanks.

Only 9 days, 18 hours, and 10 minutes until my flight leaves - not that Im counting down or anything.

Posted : June 4, 2008 2:55 pm
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Thanks for sharing once again!
Very nice of you to share your experiances! I like reading trip reports as it does help those that will be coming.
So glad you had a wonderful time! 🙂

Posted : June 5, 2008 9:17 am
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Mandahl Market was my favorite when we used to stay at Magens Point Resort. Just love the local feel of the place and they had some good chow as well. They have those turnover looking breakfast things, I forget the name, filled with cod fish, beef or chicken. They are a meal in and of themselves. Very tasty. I still make it a point to stop there each trip and always on the way to Mahogany Run.. It's just one of those Island Tings...

Posted : June 5, 2008 3:32 pm
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Hey Bob....they had bull foot soup one day when we shopped...we passed :o)

Posted : June 5, 2008 3:50 pm
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Bull foot soup.. Now don't that sound good.. Yea Right.. But I bet it is good. Reminds me of one of my first visits staying at Magens Point Resort. There were many chickens and roosters around and when we went to our first Island Barbecue they had " Barbecued Range Hen" on the menu. My then 24 year old daughter was with us and she loves chicken but not " on the bone". We both went for the half Range Hen and both loved it.. I now actually look for it from time to time. Ever had the stewed chicken at Fungi's. Excellent.. It's not chicken stew but stewed chicken. On the bone of course.

Posted : June 6, 2008 11:49 am

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