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jpbuckeye


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Comment 25 Mar 2015
I thought that is what he said ....unless she is a vagitarian.
Comment 25 Mar 2015
Have not read comments yet so probably covered above. I could not wait to voice the opinion Justified kicks your programs butt. Would love to see you tell Marshal Given's your feelings face to face. Results: well placed double tap.
Comment 19 Mar 2015

I would cheer for the bear; hypothetical or not. Darwin had an idea about behavior like this.

It's not that I am not a people person, I am just not a stupid people person.

As a non-hypothetical I would also take a position hunting poachers if lethal force was authorized.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

Is there a way to PM here? If so I can give you my phone number or email address in case you have questions.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

They operate Aqua Marine Dive Center:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g147404-d1774832-r242929536-Aqua_Marine_Dive_Center-St_Thomas_U_S_Virgin_Islands.html

As posted elsewhere Whistling Key, which is a very short distance from Cinnamon, is great. Trunk Bay is kind of touristy. There are some plaques under water that ID some coral but the numbers and variety of fish are far fewer than Whistling; most likely due to number of people. On St. Thomas our favorites are 1) Secret Harbor, 2) Sapphire Beach, Vessup Beach, Ritz Calton. A very short boat ride to Christmas Cove is very worth it. 

Comment 17 Mar 2015

So I guess your math teacher's first name [not that you would ever be permitted to use it] was Sun?

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Snorkel around Whistling Key off of Cinnamon. It takes a while but the life is abundant and up close. This I suggest strongly.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Red Hood Dive Shop is a good place. Another is Secret Harbor. There are wrecks on the west side near the airport dive them with Admiralty Dive Shop. Another wreck is the Rhone in the BVI. Snorkel is great at Christmas Cove and again at Secret Harbor or Sapphire Beach. The former requires a short boat ride the latter two are accessible by beach. I live in Red Hook at Cabrita Point so Ritz beach and Vessup are 5 min walk and across the road from each other. These two require a bit of a swim but no problem if you are OK in water. I have swam with a 4 foot barracuda there and there are always juveniles that are fun to play with. Also swam with a couple decent size tarpons and permits. Only seen nurse sharks. There are no serious threats swimming around here. Turtles are abundant: hawks bill and leather back. It is a great area.

Coki Dive shop is where I was certified. They were great but we had to beach dive as his boat sunk in a hurricane but the owner, Pete, has a new one. Coki beach is great for photos as they feed the fish there. It is kind of commercial compared to the others mentioned above.

St John has Hawks nest and Cinnamon Beach where you can see a downed air plane. Keith Urban has a house right above that beach. 

Beware of taxi drivers by getting the price up front. There is a lot of good food but a good pizza is hard to find. The best we found is Island Time Pub.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Not sure where you get your information. We do not have a season. The waters outside our door is protected but we do not get them there. That leaves a lot of the Caribbean and Atlantic that surrounds us.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Parrot fish, Spotted drum, and I think scrawled file fish [top to bottom].

First post has spotted trunk fish.

I have lived on St. Thomas for 5 years and believe it or not there are some good places around the USVI and BVI. I sat at a meeting that was boring me to tears ans listed 80+ species I have seen, and that was after the first three years. Snorkeling and diving all over. I was diving for lobster when most of the northern areas were under near frozen tundra. Sorry to rub it in.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

I do not know if there were any political overtones in the timing but it is interesting to me. Wilcher trip down and the Coach is attending other business on a cruise to the Caribbean. Maybe a coincidence may be a subtle bitch slap.

Glad fences are being mended. Glad the coach has time to relax while conducting even more business.

Personally I think Coach Meyer is brilliant on and off the field.

Comment 01 Feb 2015

Thank you. I have a grad degree in clinical pharmacology and have struggled with the two concepts until realizing, for me, the are not necessarily mutually exlcusive. For me the problem was the polarizing nature of the arguement and the vehemece with witch each side attacked the other.

For some this is no big deal and I respect that as well. For me the simple thought you expressed above was monumental. Thanks.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program with apologies for getting tangential.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Spot on.

Again apologies for the quasi-rant. I just hear that too much at work recently while trying to make process improvements and you hit a nerve.