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Christie's Vieques Trip report....an airport nightmare!!!

Christie's Vieques Trip report....an airport nightmare!!!

Jun 27th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Mae,

yes it is hot...it's 100 with the heat index in NC today!

Wow..it is taking a long time for your house to be finished in STJ...I bet that you are anxious for it to be done!Good luck and you stay cool too!

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Jun 27th, 2007, 05:00 PM
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we have spent the last 2 winters there. we really like the warm weather so we sought out an inexpensive island and my husband started a business there. I really love living there, we have made friends both local and expats.

Oh, I meant to say that the caves at Navio are towards the left, you need to go into the water to about your knees then look into the rocks. It is not under water in there. Pretty cool. Also the sea grass is not always on the beach. Lots of times it is clear. Maybe depends on season, weather, etc. I always think of it as mother natures lawn mowing in the sea!!
I was able to volunteer at the humane society..They have such great little dogs there. They get to run and play in the big grassy yard. I enjoyed my time there helping out.

Tux, I cannot imagine building on an island, everything needs to be trucked in and the "island time " thing...I give you lots of credit for patience!!
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Jun 27th, 2007, 05:24 PM
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Jeena,

The people of Vieques are very nice.I really enjoyed talking with the people that we met there.

The bartender at Duffy's and I had some pretty funny conversations about some of the locals in STJ...what a small world!

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Jun 27th, 2007, 05:43 PM
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Yes, many dogs in Vieques roam free. Owner education is a constant battle. I'm a veterinarian, and I spent 2 spring breaks while in vet school working with the Vieques Humane Society - http://www.viequeshs.org/ They do great work for the animals of Vieques and appreciate your support!
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Jun 28th, 2007, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for the trip report.
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Jun 28th, 2007, 03:08 PM
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Hi, Enjoyed reading about your Vieques experience. Was the water too rough to snorkel Blue or Green beach? Or, did I miss that section. Owa
 
Jun 28th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Owa,

Green beach was rough the day that we went there.I would have been fine,but the couple that went with us are beginner's at snorkeling.

Blue beach was not as rough but by the time we got to Blue beach..it was getting near time to go and check on my husband who was at the hotel with a hangover that day.

Is there alot to see at either beach?I feel as though I must have missed the good snorkeling unless Mosquito Pier is as good as it gets in Vieques.

I heard that the Cay at Esperanza has good snorkeling.It was around 5:00 the day me and my husband went to the pier near that cay.My husband wanted to swim to the cay but I was nervous that it would be dark before we got back and all I could think about was a shark! So we did not go.

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Jun 28th, 2007, 05:58 PM
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Some days are good and some days are not for snorkeling. (Navio is always rough).
We recently went to Green Beach(though not to where Owa went) and it was nice and calm. There were lots of fans and little fish. We watched these two young guys who were stranded out in the urchins, trying to pick their way back in...not good. We were snorkeling in front of the cement thing in the middle of the beach. I have to say that I have not found any snorkeling comparable to what you find on STJ (my only other snorkeling experience and where most people go that have been to vieques, it seems). Mosquito Pier is good, and have not done the key at Esperanza.
I tried snorkeling at Blue, but it is very and I did not like the sea grass ticling my belly on the way out!!
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Jun 29th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Jenna, you are absolutely right about rough conditions on some days at Blue and Green. One of our most memorable snorkeling experiences ever was at Green. We had 3+ spotted rays that circled around us for a very long time. "In awe" is the only way to describe watching these graceful creatures. It is too bad it was rough for you on the days you were there Christie. Owa
 
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:22 AM
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Owa, if I remember correctly, you snorkeled all the way to the left? Did you have to go out far to see all that you saw?? There are lots of urchins there in really shallow water. It seemed like a lot of work to get there
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Jun 29th, 2007, 02:15 PM
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Owa,

I figured that it was just a bad day..when we went to Kauai'..if the water was rough on the North shore..it was calm on the South.

I tried to tell my husband that I was pretty sure that the water was not always rough at the beaches in Vieques.He is a complainer sometimes.

I have never seen spotted rays only Southern while snorkeling...that must have been awesome!

I have *Caribbean fever* now and cannot wait to go somewhere else...I just don't know when.

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Jun 29th, 2007, 04:18 PM
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Jenna, I think the flotation belt makes enterance into the water pretty easy anywhere. We can very quickly float in very shallow water. We do go out a long way. I wouldn't do it without our flotation belt. Owa
 
Jun 30th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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Owa,

My husband and I have snorkeling vests that we bought while in St John.I love them.

Our friends are beginners at snorkeling so they did not buy any.

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