Returned late Friday night, back to surprisingly good weather in Boston (50 degrees)...but I miss GC already.
-The locals were so friendly, it was amazing.
-I didn't have that '3 days and I'm still trying to get into relaxation mode'...it was immediate.
-The public beaches outside of SMB were really immaculate...bathhouses, trash pickup...we could learn alot from GC.
-I love that all the cemeteries I saw were near the ocean...not sure if its a final gift to those gone before us or a engineering necessity...either way, a nice gesture.
-I hope that the gov't finds a way to keep the less developed part of the island exactly that. If they don't, they'll have one less repeat visitor.
-For the Marriott, at over $300 per day, to charge for internet and phone calls (particularly for us non-business travelers staying 5+ consecutive days) is outrageous.
-Snorkeling on SMB was less than I had hoped. If you can, drive up to West End's Lighthouse Point, Smith's Cove, or near Morritts.
-As much as I loved GC, if it wasn't a divers paradise I might try to find somewhere less expensive. (Seems hard to imagine how a middle class family can afford weeklong vacations here...between flights, hotel/condo & food).
Future GC Trips?
-You bet....diving is just too good here.
-Next time, it's the East (Compass Point) or Northeast End (The Reef) for me.
-Next trip will be in late spring/early summer, so that the winds are low, so that I can dive the North Wall.
-Next time, I'm buying (or renting) my scuba gear (BC & reg)..rentals for a whole week were not cheap.
Thanks to everyone who sent along good wishes....Until the next trip, I'm signing off!