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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #120 on: July 12, 2017, 01:14:27 PM »
LOL, new segment should be up in the next few days.
Is it a few days yet? 

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #121 on: July 12, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
Is it a few days yet? 
He must be waiting for @whYME
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #122 on: July 13, 2017, 02:09:17 PM »
He must be waiting for @whYME
cuba before private island???? you just cost me $100 :'(

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #123 on: July 13, 2017, 02:19:33 PM »
cuba before private island? ??? you just cost me $100 :'(
Next time we'll split the money and I'll make sure you win

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #124 on: July 13, 2017, 02:21:36 PM »
He must be waiting for @whYME
The hope was that if he's busy enough with this he wouldn't bug me about Cuba, but alas, no such luck :(

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #125 on: July 13, 2017, 02:32:47 PM »
The hope was that if he's busy enough with this he wouldn't bug me about Cuba, but alas, no such luck :(
At least bugging still helps

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #126 on: July 14, 2017, 06:05:53 AM »
Haven't been on DDF in (gasp) a couple weeks and just read through this whole thing.

First off, wow, wow and WOW...I can't wait for the rest!

Just to defend Davidmal for a sec, I guess I'm kinda JAPy but I think he brought up some good points because I'm so ignorant that it never occurred to me that there wouldn't be AC at the place!  ;D

And then in your whole inevitable Halacha discussion you mentioned having to activate a pump just to flush the toilet and that pretty much sealed it that as much as I think this trip is AMAZING it probably isn't a couple's trip that would work for us....I showed this TR to my DH and told him we should do it as a stopover on our next trip to Panama and he was like "No way, don't even think about it"...lol.

Seriously, can you do a segment of the TR going through some of the details of what kinds of things are different because you are so isolated and not on the grid?  Electricity, gas for cooking, did you just have a burner or what was actually in the kitchen, where does the waste go (into holding tanks?), etc.

I think people will find it interesting and helpful (like once I learned about having to attach sewer lines to an RV I realized my family would not be renting one...totally OT but husbands of two close friends who rented them independently managed to spray their toilet refuse all over themselves and their surroundings)!  Can't wait for the rest and especially to know if your flight times worked out so you were able to get your killer hamburger again at Pita Plus in Panama!  :P

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #127 on: July 14, 2017, 12:36:04 PM »
Haven't been on DDF in (gasp) a couple weeks and just read through this whole thing.

First off, wow, wow and WOW...I can't wait for the rest!

Just to defend Davidmal for a sec, I guess I'm kinda JAPy but I think he brought up some good points because I'm so ignorant that it never occurred to me that there wouldn't be AC at the place!  ;D

And then in your whole inevitable Halacha discussion you mentioned having to activate a pump just to flush the toilet and that pretty much sealed it that as much as I think this trip is AMAZING it probably isn't a couple's trip that would work for us....I showed this TR to my DH and told him we should do it as a stopover on our next trip to Panama and he was like "No way, don't even think about it"...lol.

Seriously, can you do a segment of the TR going through some of the details of what kinds of things are different because you are so isolated and not on the grid?  Electricity, gas for cooking, did you just have a burner or what was actually in the kitchen, where does the waste go (into holding tanks?), etc.

I think people will find it interesting and helpful (like once I learned about having to attach sewer lines to an RV I realized my family would not be renting one...totally OT but husbands of two close friends who rented them independently managed to spray their toilet refuse all over themselves and their surroundings)!  Can't wait for the rest and especially to know if your flight times worked out so you were able to get your killer hamburger again at Pita Plus in Panama!  :P

It depends on your priories, as I've said upthread. If you need pampering and a fancy place, this simply isn't for you. But if you want an adventure, absolute privacy, and beaches and snorkeling all to yourself, run and book it.

I'll discuss all the points you mention about the facilities in the next segment, hopefully to be posted very soon.

About that RV snafu ;D... I've emptied plenty of holding tanks with nary an issue. The connections are designed to keep you clean and away from any gunk.

And - spoiler alert :P - I did make it to Panama and my burger.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #128 on: July 14, 2017, 12:48:56 PM »


And - spoiler alert

Thanks for the heads up. Stopped reading right there.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #129 on: July 14, 2017, 01:07:06 PM »
I did make it to Panama and my burger.

I can't wait to see the pic you took of the burger with "food" mode on your cell phone.

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #130 on: July 16, 2017, 02:00:27 PM »
It depends on your priories, as I've said upthread. If you need pampering and a fancy place, this simply isn't for you. But if you want an adventure, absolute privacy, and beaches and snorkeling all to yourself, run and book it.

I'll discuss all the points you mention about the facilities in the next segment, hopefully to be posted very soon.

About that RV snafu ;D... I've emptied plenty of holding tanks with nary an issue. The connections are designed to keep you clean and away from any gunk.

And - spoiler alert :P - I did make it to Panama and my burger.

Lol...glad you got your burger! Seriously, thank you for taking the time to write all this up.  Organizing charters and other stuff is not a joke and to lay all this info out for everyone, really opens a whole new world of travel opportunities for people!

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #131 on: July 16, 2017, 04:12:16 PM »
About that RV snafu ;D ... I've emptied plenty of holding tanks with nary an issue. The connections are designed to keep you clean and away from any gunk.
I might be more worried about finding a place to empty it

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #132 on: July 17, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
I might be more worried about finding a place to empty fill it

FTFY

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #133 on: July 17, 2017, 04:34:54 PM »
FTFY

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You can't post in this thread until it's the next segment. Saw your name, and actually got excited
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #134 on: July 25, 2017, 10:29:45 PM »
You can't post in this thread until it's the next segment. Saw your name, and actually got excited

+1 any chance of another segment this week? Pretty please...

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #135 on: July 25, 2017, 10:37:57 PM »
+1 any chance of another segment this week? Pretty please...

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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #136 on: July 25, 2017, 10:46:13 PM »
+1 any chance of another segment this week? Pretty please...

If underwater photography is twice as hard as terrestrial, post-processing them is ten times as hard. It's taking far longer than I anticipated, but I will likely have a post up this week (or thereabouts).
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #137 on: August 10, 2017, 11:39:18 AM »
...and this is all before we get into the discussion of the grill and the fish ;D.
http://matzav.com/watch-can-meat-and-fish-be-cooked-on-the-same-bbq/
this should settle that...
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #138 on: August 10, 2017, 02:57:37 PM »
http://matzav.com/watch-can-meat-and-fish-be-cooked-on-the-same-bbq/
this should settle that...
oh and BumP
It amazes me that he didn't even mention a very common way of grilling fish which ir on a plank.
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
« Reply #139 on: August 10, 2017, 03:22:12 PM »
Since we already going OT...lol...in this other TR this guy also says he got sewage on him when unloading his RV tank  :P

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=81754.0

SF, you just have to flip a switch at this place to use the toilet, right?  No other tasks to use the bathroom plumbing?  ;D

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