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    I'm assuming that power is out in Punta Cana /...

    I'm assuming that power is out in Punta Cana / Cabeza del Toro ...  since haven't been hearing from Mike.  I might have to break down and load What's App on my phone to see if the group is active .
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    was just looking at the nhc sat. loop.. it looks...

    was just looking at the nhc sat. loop.. it looks like the SW edge of the eye just grazes the coast....   much closer than predicted 
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    thanks for the comments.  I'm experienced with...

    thanks for the comments.  I'm experienced with both motorcycles and scoots having owned both, (still have my little harley at home).  My post might not have been clear.  More searching for info on...
  4. don't have it... figure chances of collecting...

    don't have it... figure chances of collecting might be dubious.  have heard both good and bad.  I consider myself self insured.
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    first samples of Irma here in el Cortecito in...

    first samples of Irma here in el Cortecito in Punta Cana ... certain it's from our Girl... weather out of NNW instead of the usual east .. a nice drink of rain and a healthy breath of wind... and the...
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    scooter / moto / motorcycle (east coast)

    I've noticed a much wider range of scooters/motorcycles on the road and in sales lots.  Most are Chinese models, (not a deal breaker).  I'm a hefty rider so want something 250cc or better......
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    When you retreat to the "safe room", don't forget...

    When you retreat to the "safe room", don't forget the rum, (add coke, if so inclined), Limon if you have one, and whatever ice might be left... it won't last, so might as well enjoy it.
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    I have an urgent and only slightly relevant...

    I have an urgent and only slightly relevant comment to make regarding this historic storm.  IRMA was the name of my dearly departed mother in law.  If by chance I do not see the end of this natural...
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    I must be reading the wind finder forecasts...

    I must be reading the wind finder forecasts wrong... or just missing something.  The wind predictions for the height of the storm in P.C. is in the range of 30 knots.  That's definitely a double-reef...
  10. Thread: What fish?

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    I just read an article, (some new-age super...

    I just read an article, (some new-age super healthy organic thing), that cautioned about the relative quantities of mercury and other toxins found in many fish that would be good replacements to...
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    What little that is left of Bavaro Beach could be...

    What little that is left of Bavaro Beach could be under water.  My condo is a couple of blocks, (about 600 meters) from the high water line... safe for now, but the way things have been going the...
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    The Admiral and I visited Pranama for the first...

    The Admiral and I visited Pranama for the first time a couple of nights ago.  It was a very enjoyable evening.  The food was awesome, the service was perfect, and we're definitely giving it an...
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    They don't need two people for the snatch and...

    They don't need two people for the snatch and grab. On last visit to the island, some jackass tried to snatch the Admiral's purse. (All he got was the strap... and a tirade of obscenities from his...
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    noooo... you don't remove the shark... you remove...

    noooo... you don't remove the shark... you remove the people. It's NOT rocket science... I promise. Like most places, the lifeguards should call the people out of the water until the shark has gone...
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    That's not the STUPIDEST thing I've ever...

    That's not the STUPIDEST thing I've ever heard.... just the STUPIDEST thing I've heard this week. (I hear lots of stupid things.) Maybe we should give the sharks ocean charts so they know where to...
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    Thanks Chiri... I'll ask the Admiral what...

    Thanks Chiri... I'll ask the Admiral what specific questions she might have, and send a P.M.
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    Punta Cana Village

    Greetings all. We are drawing close to retirement, and the Admiral is contemplating buying a villa in Punta Cana Village. We currently have a 2 bed / 2 bath condo unit in el Cortecito, but would...
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    That's good to know, will have to give WOW a try...

    That's good to know, will have to give WOW a try next trip. I like the Cuban restaurant there too.. called Don Pio's, 6+ visits (although had one bad -slow service-- experience there when apparently...
  19. I liked the tour our extended family took when we...

    I liked the tour our extended family took when we hosted our reunion on the island a couple of years ago.

    The one thing I would add to the list ... you can't walk to it, but get yourselves up to...
  20. All of these types of stories are bunk. Let's...

    All of these types of stories are bunk. Let's face it... they have to fill up the internet with SOMETHING... they'll take whatever they can get ... or dream up. As for "international living"......
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    bamboo bar also does a great pitcher of sangria...

    bamboo bar also does a great pitcher of sangria ... or at least used to. That being said, I always hate making recommendations for anywhere in el Cortecito area any more.... invariably, either...
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    on the beach... (saw it mentioned already.....

    on the beach... (saw it mentioned already.. worth a second vote), the place owned by Bali Cana, at the end of the street where Possada Gladys is. Also.. had a great meal at Hurricane Cafe one time....
  23. I missed it.... I needed a log straw to reach to...

    I missed it.... I needed a log straw to reach to Pennsylvania... haha
  24. that's why I closed my Banco Popular account. ...

    that's why I closed my Banco Popular account. pay them to hold my money to use it. costs them nothing to let it sit there... esp. now that everything is digital. Just one of the ways banks "rob"...
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    I have been tempted to stop in there for a few...

    I have been tempted to stop in there for a few years. I'm never on the island long enough to really need to get a cut... but I think I"m going to stop in on my next trip. At home it's me and the...
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