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TRIP REPORT 15 MAY 28 MAY BVI

 
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Paul
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: TRIP REPORT 15 MAY 28 MAY BVI Reply with quote

Well I am back from two weeks on Vela in BVI. had a great rime both weeks with a super group of two different people and a super great crew on Vela. I stayed at Maria at the Sea I downtown Roadstown in BVI . Vela picked us up at Village Cay Marina which is located a 5 minute walk from my hotel. Both of the trips we visited the same places which was ok with me.

Sunday we left at @ 1500 for a night at anchor near Marian Cay Island.

Monday - Virgin Gorda Bitter End Yacht Club and Prickly Pear Island . good way to start the week. Good snorkeling at Prickly Pear

Tuesday-Virgin Gorda - the Baths . Never get tired of this place

Wed- Cooper Island . Nice little island . Capt Patricio took us on a dinky ride to a small island and great snorkeling . did it both weeks.

Thursday - Norman Island . the Caves and another place I could stay in the water all day snorkeling

Friday - White Beach /Soggy Dollar Bar and then Foxy's . Later that night it was Capt diner and sadly our week was over the next morning. Luckily I got to do this twice. six days go by to quickly and I am glad I sign on for two 6/6.

Again If you are sailing with Capt Patricio you will be very happy. He is a great person and takes care of the ship , crew and us paying guests.

I didn't have a problem with the ferry schedule but might think more about the Beef Island way the next time. . If anyone needs more information on Vela, BVI or anything else pls ask.

Paul

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sailorJM
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Paul. It's certainly been quiet around the shanty without you!
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back Paul. Where are all the pictures? Can't wait to see them.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, do. But please resize them smaller before posting Hi
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kristen Thomas who sailed with me has set up a FB page for those who sailed and as one of the admin I am sure anyone can join. I took over 800 pictures. 600 with my cannon and @ 250 with the u/w camera. I have no problem sharing but how to I down size for this site. I am using a Dell laptop and windows 10. Vicky with a V if you fb me or pm me on fb Ill send you a bunch thru massager. I sent Sandra and Shannon I guess over 300 pictures on this trip. The new pictures you see on IWJ web site of Vela has been mine. even the one today on the crew member in the dinky heading to Vela is mine. I am listed on FB as PAUL REUTER . You will see me sitting on a cannon on Old Ironsides. I just changed my time line picture of me in the crow's nest after climbing the mast. Yes I and 3 ladies and one other young man climbed the mast during this 2 week cruise. Not for everyone but something this sailor just had to complete. I did it twice once each week. If you want to see a bunch of pictures the messenger on fb is o problem for me. Now that I am back I have to relax some and think about next time I will go.
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KateofSeaIsle
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to know how Vela sailed in the BVIs?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, that doesn't surprise me in the least that you climbed the mast, twice!
I don't do FB so I'll check out your photos on the IWJ site, re Vela. To downsize photos, you use a photo editing program, such as PhotoShop. Then re-save, or save as, if you want to keep the originals at full size.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Paul. I was able to view some of the photos on your FB page. Can you post the link to the group that the rest of the pictures are on? I would hate to have you IM me 500+ pictures!!! giggle
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul since you are using Windows 10, ask Cortella how to resize pictures, and you'll find some answers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am working on a shutterfly book. Ill see if I can post the book when I am done. Otherwise my pictures are only on fb, sorry. I keep working on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra wrote:
Paul since you are using Windows 10, ask Cortella how to resize pictures, and you'll find some answers.
Is that Cortana's smarter sister? :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rolling My goof Steve!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey paul, this is brett, 1/2 of the honeymooners from may 15-22 bvi. did you have a link to any pictures you have from the trip? i have some i could share as well

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject: pictures Reply with quote

Brett,

Are you on FB ? My second week set up there own FB page VELA MAY 2016.
Go on it and Ill approve you.

I am on Fb under PAUL REUTER . My profile page is a picture of me sitting by a Naval cannon.

If not on FB send me a email at fireontheuproll@comcast.net and Ill try and send you pictures. Not the greatest computer guy but Ill try. I might have to send you a few emails . ha ha

Second week was great too. Didn't go in the same order but still great. Rained the last night real hard. We didn't make it to Foxy's but that is ok.

Great time I had will you two. wish you the best

Paul

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