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I did download photoshop but have not had a lot of time to play with it. I was going to delete it but when I went to add/remove programs I don’t see it listed with all my other programs, which seems strange.
Since I uploaded all my pictures I noticed my computer is running slower and I was going to remove what I wasn’t using.
It’s almost trip time! Congrats to you and Mrs. H.
Our parents have both been showing their books around at work and everyone seems to like them. Since they will be your honeymoon pics you may want to order two – one to pass around and one to keep for yourselves! Congratulations again…
Questions are no problem!
This is the view from our balcony. It was at the southernmost edge of the complex. You can see a couple of easier entries at the property next door.
Here is a full view of the beach toward the north. At the right edge of the photo is a yellow kayak against the trees. If you walk around that point the beach entries get clearer. I think you can barely see the point now at the top left edge of the Royal Palms webcam on this page.
There is still a little ironshore after you go around the point – you’ll want some kind of water shoes or sandals to get around it.
Then it clears right up…
Sorry about my kids being featured, they kept getting in all the pictures
Your pics are great !!
Kirk Supermarket will be just south of you. You could probably walk, but we never did. You wouldn’t want to walk if you were getting anything perishable. I’m terrible at estimating distance, but maybe someone else can chime in.
I will be glad to give any more help. Just let me know what you need! I am a planner when it comes to vacation time – I want to try to see all there is to see. You never know if you’ll get to go back. However, you still have to be flexible. I was planning for four extra adults plus it was our first big vacation with the kids. I knew all the things I wanted to do, but we just juggled days around depending on the mood. If there is something you think you might want to do twice, try it early on in the trip. I thought we might go to Rum Point twice, but the group preferred to stay closer to home. They really liked Governor’s Beach and Smith Cove, so we went there a couple of times.
There are so many cool places to snorkel, and I wish we could have seen more this time. Our first trip we went out about three times a day – usually at different spots. It just wasn’t possible this time with the kiddos. For me, if I’m visiting a place known for the beauty of its ocean life, I want to be in the ocean. I can get a drink anywhere. My last trip prior to this was a birthday/graduation trip for my sister and I. We lost a beautiful day due to a celebratory evening on a pirate ship. Then it rained the following day. Not good! Just be cautious.
Let me know if you need any more info!
You are being so sweet , thank you. We would get along great because I’m a planner too . We used to travel with my sister and brother in law , but they were the type to sleep late . When I’m in a place where the water and beach is this beautiful , I don’t want to waste time sleeping .
I have already booked Sting Ray City for one morning we are there . I definitely want to take a ride to Rum Point . The kids , because they are 16.15 and 21, I have a little more flexibility.
Let me know as far as restaurants , and snorkel spots , what are the ones that I shouldn’t miss.
Also , I know that the condos have BBQ’s right . Are there local fisherman selling fresh seafood ?
Thanks again for being so nice.
If you go to any of the beaches early in the morning you will have it mostly to yourself. I don’t know if you can or would want to get your teens up early
The kids would probably like Coconut Joes and Eats/Legendz. You can eat outside at Coconut Joes and have conch fritters!
There was a grill on the patio. We used it a few nights. Kirk’s had some kabob meat already packaged up, so all we had to do was grab a few packs and some veggies. Our unit was really well stocked – there were skewers already there! We had a fish night, but it was from our fishing trip with Fat Fish Adventures. I don’t know if you would be interested, but Peter is great. We went night fishing, which was a new adventure for all of us. There is fresh fish available just north of town on the ocean side. There has been another discussion recently where people have recommended Fosters for fresh fish.
As for snorkeling, we went to Smith’s Cove, Cemetery Beach, and Governor’s Beach. I really enjoy them all. We had to skip the turtle farm area – you can get in at the Cracked Conch. It’s a much different snorkel, and I really missed it. We also had to skip Eden Rock – I’ve seen lots of good pics from there lately. Queen’s Monument is somewhere I have not been, but it will be first on my list for next time. Also, there has been some good advice for snorkeling at Rum Point recently. We did go in there, but it was pretty rough the day we were there. We weren’t able to get far enough out. I really enjoyed the snorkeling at the barrier reef during our stingray trip. It was one of my favorite spots this time!
Thank you so much. The trip report was mostly for selfish reasons
TI was great. I really am not that picky about accommodations. The view is the same from almost everywhere once you hit the beach. I like to save money on the room I will rarely be in and spend it elsewhere. However, for our group it wound up being the best priced alternative we found.
The Adobe program is the photoshop album starter edition. It’s free
I have another question for you . Since you are the expert
I have really sensitive skin and so do the kids. I have been three times – in March, April, and June. I have never run into a problem. But I know other people have posted that they did. I think it could just be a wrong place wrong time circumstance.
Please let us know how your trip goes – it’s almost here!
So far they are psyched so so far we are ok .
Thanks for your help.