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~Livin La Vida Lovango~ Trip Report day 3

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~Livin La Vida Lovango~ Trip Report day 3

Postby msgcolleen » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:11 pm

Up with the sunrise at 6 a.m. since I didn’t want to miss a minute of my vacation sleeping too long!

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We decided last night that we would like to hang out on St. John for the day so Marcy & Santa brought us right over to the National Park dock.
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It only takes 10 minutes to get there on their speedy yellow dinghy. We picked up some supplies for the cooler & caught an opened air taxi to take us to Cinnamon Bay. A super nice newbie couple from Chicago rode with us and we instantly became their tour guides up and down the north shore road. It was so fun to see their faces when they saw the beaches at the overlooks for the first time!! We found out that it was the wife's 40th b-day and her hubby surprised her with this trip!

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We made it over to Cinnamon Bay and it was beautiful as ever with only a few other people on the beach. The campground was actually closed for the month so the restaurant up the hill was closed too.

We told our new friends about snorkeling to Little Cinnamon to find the Cessna plane wreck while we snorkeled around the cay and to the right by the rocks. They couldn't find the wreck and we were totally disapointed to find NOTHING!! On top of that, hubby got stung by something and his hand immediately was numb. It took days for it to return to normal.

We all headed to Trunk Bay for lunch and hopefully better snorkeling since there were no cruise ships in today. We woofed down some mediocre burgers but, like I said before, everything tastes better on the beach.
With new found energy I decide to snorkel all the way around the cay and again was terribly disapointed. Everything seemed dead and gray. SO SAD! But the beach was just beautiful and decided to just chill out and soak in the view:
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We had a great afternoon and decided to invite our new friends on our sailing trip scheduled for the next day. We exchanged #'s and headed back to Cruz Bay. We picked up Woody's dinner to go and Santa wisked us back to Lovango!

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We are officially spoiled rotten!!
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Postby Barb Y » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:24 pm

I am so envious of you while reading your report. That is the way to go! Thanks for sharing I can't wait for more.
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Postby Pianogrl » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:47 pm

WOW....now THIS is the trip I'd like to go on! So beautiful.
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Postby PA Girl » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:59 pm

I had husband read your first two installments last night and we looked at Lovershack's website. Now he is all "we must stay there!"

Now that the affect of the wine has worn off, I need to question him further as to whether or not he would feel too confined on the island.

Did you go back and forth during darkness at all?
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Postby liamsaunt » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:33 pm

That is too bad about your snorkel at Trunk. When we were there in June it was all rubbly and dead for about 2/3 of the way up the cay, but after that we found lots of coral and fish up to the back of the cay.

I am really enjoying your report!
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Postby XOXO » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:57 pm

Great pictures!! It makes me happy--especially to know that there are more coming.

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Postby jayseadee » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:04 pm

Hard to imagine, but this sounds even better than paradise!
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Postby msgcolleen » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:02 pm

Hey PA Girl! I know what you mean about wine influenced trip planning! :wink:
But we did not feel confined at all! We were free to come and go on our schedule. We usually made our plans the night before to let Santa or Marcy know.
We did go to St. Thomas for dinner and live music on our last night but had no desire on other nights since we loved to grill at the cottage!
They did say if you are the type that likes to party in Cruz Bay in the evenings then this is not the vacation for you.
Liamsaunt: Killer snorkeling is coming! No gorgeous octopus though~ :(
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Postby islandjo2010 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:52 pm

I love your sunrise photo...can't wait to see one myself on STJ! I'm enjoying reading your reports and waiting for day 4.
Take care!
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Postby nothintolose » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:03 pm

Keep 'em coming - loving this!!!!
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Postby California Girl » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:30 pm

Such neat pictures! :) When we snorkeled at Little Cinnamon in May, it seemed like snorkeling on the moon. Almost everything was dead and covered with a gray silt. It's sad. (we didn't find the airplane, either :evil: ) I'm glad to hear there's some "killer snorkeling" coming up! :D
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Postby cptnkirk » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:37 am

Now thats what I call a nice dinghy. How do they operate a hot tub over there. They have enough eletricity or a generator over there. Figured they are making there own as I noticed a windmill in one of the pics.
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Postby msgcolleen » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:53 am

Captain Kirk~
Everything is powered by these bad boys!
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How cool would it be to never get an electric bill!! :D
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Postby cptnkirk » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:45 am

To COOL :D Hopefully the whole country starts to head that direction.
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