OT: Traded snow for..... Modem Melter...no pun intended

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OT: Traded snow for..... Modem Melter...no pun intended

Javman
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Javman
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Joined: January 11th, 2007, 6:45 pm

January 31st, 2012, 5:11 pm #1

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
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There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
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After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
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After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
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Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
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Rob Montana
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hongT
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hongT
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January 31st, 2012, 5:21 pm #2

Great pix, great foods (lobsters) and great friends!! TFS mate!


Cheers
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fullcourt1
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Joined: July 16th, 2010, 9:02 pm

January 31st, 2012, 5:35 pm #3

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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Flight> Montana - Ft. Lauderdale - Trinidad/Tobego - Grenada.
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chicago, usa
dp
just living the dream
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more than just a watch
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ducatijack300
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January 31st, 2012, 5:41 pm #4

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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Flight> Montana - Ft. Lauderdale - Trinidad/Tobego - Grenada.
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January 31st, 2012, 5:51 pm #5

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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AMAZING photos!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! (nt)
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scott0431
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Joined: February 17th, 2005, 5:25 pm

January 31st, 2012, 5:51 pm #6

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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Flight> Montana - Ft. Lauderdale - Trinidad/Tobego - Grenada.
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"If I was on death row and given one last meal I would ask for a fortune cookie. "Come on 'long prosperous life!'"-
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steveroadking
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Joined: July 25th, 2007, 11:43 am

January 31st, 2012, 6:19 pm #7

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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No snow, no snowboards, no skis, no mountain bikes...I'd say it was a great trade:) Always enjoy your adventures Rob...Wow!


"Life's an adventure, you might as well wear a Panerai"
Steve (steveroadking)


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RUpanerai
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January 31st, 2012, 6:25 pm #8

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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Thanks for taking us along. Its been too long homie, need to hang again soon.

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YetiBiker
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January 31st, 2012, 6:46 pm #9

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
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There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
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It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
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After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
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After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
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Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
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Rob Montana
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January 31st, 2012, 9:05 pm #10

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
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There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
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It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
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After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
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After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
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Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
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Rob Montana
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January 31st, 2012, 9:27 pm #11

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
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Rob Montana
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If it weren't for posts like yours and some others, I'm sure I would be surfing elsewhere. Thank's to you and you're beautiful wife for sharing your time. Ohh, and by the way, that lobster, I can just imagine how it tasted.
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gensiulia
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January 31st, 2012, 10:10 pm #12

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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January 31st, 2012, 10:12 pm #13

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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January 31st, 2012, 10:36 pm #14

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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January 31st, 2012, 10:41 pm #15

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
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Rob Montana
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January 31st, 2012, 11:27 pm #16

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
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After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
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After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
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jhammertime7
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January 31st, 2012, 11:36 pm #17

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
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There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
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It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
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After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
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After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
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Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
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January 31st, 2012, 11:36 pm #18

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
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My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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TRISTAN29
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January 31st, 2012, 11:44 pm #19

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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Flight> Montana - Ft. Lauderdale - Trinidad/Tobego - Grenada.
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February 1st, 2012, 1:06 am #20

Howdy, long time no post! Just wanted to put up some photos of our little Christmas vacation. Not much watch action in here but hopefully you get caught up in the tropical theme and our lovely ladies and forget about that
;
;
My family is a bit crazy during the holidays as they always get wrapped up in the craziness/mayhem of spending more than they have on presents, worrying about whether my sister will fight with my brother's wife etc... What a mess! So, we decided to leave all that behind and enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.
;
;
There were 5 of us in total and we were to set sail on our self-chartered 38ft monohull sailboat, sailing up through St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the SE Caribbean. Being a landlocked mountain guy, I haven't spent much time on the ocean so was thankful for my friends ASA 104 certification. I decided to take 2 intense days of sailing instruction from an ASA instructor so I would be more than just dead weight on the boat.
;
;
It was an incredible experience! Perfect temps, consistent wind, amazing reefs, fish, turtles etc... We ate mostly vegetarian preparing incredible meals on the boat of fresh vegetables and fruit with the occasional purchase of fresh tuna and other seafood from locals who would motor up to the boat with their recent catch. Christmas dinner consisted of fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach, garlic potatoes, salad, wine and some fantastic rum cake! The action included sailing (of course) dinghy'ing into some small islands, snorkeling, rescuing some Britt's in their dinghy, finding a floating lost dinghy and taking it around at night to other anchored boats in the Tobago keys only to find a huge catamaran full of the French partying who claimed the boat!
;
;
After inviting us aboard for a shot, singing and dancing we were allowed to leave. The only mishap was backing over the dinghy cable while setting anchor(bounced out on the passage). The cable wrapped around the propeller and drive shaft which shut the engine off before the anchor cable (electric) was let out very far. This resulted in a few minutes of panic as we scrambled our snorkel gear, bolt cutters and channel locks ready to dive under and go to work. Fortunately the anchor set and we didn't drift back into another anchored boat. After 20 minutes of diving in the dark with an emergency light we were able to cut and free the cable with no damage.
;
;
After the sailing portion, part of the group continued on to Venezuela to head into Angel Falls. Despite Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, the outer villages were quite safe and friendly.
;
;
Okay...enough of the chat. Only photos from here on out. Until next time...all the best!
;
Rob Montana
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Flight> Montana - Ft. Lauderdale - Trinidad/Tobego - Grenada.
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Keep your travel posts coming Rob, I have always enjoyed them!

Chye
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