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Old 10-13-2016, 04:30 PM
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Hell yea! I just can't get my wife to move!
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:36 PM
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only if I could still get Amazon Prime free two day delivery, lol
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Picaroon View Post
Many people if not most think they can live on island. I think the truth is most cannot. They can live there for a while but for a year or more they cannot. There is a thing called "Island Sickness". For some reason you just get tired of the place and you want off..........
This is the truth. I lived on st Thomas for the past 6 years and it's definitely not for everyone. Tons of people move down there and don't even last a year. Things are super expensive and life moves slow. You won't know if you can handle island life until you try it.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:07 PM
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I lived on Barbados for 9 months. I did mission work there and for me it was the best of times and the worst of times. I am happy to live in Florida now.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:58 PM
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i live on a small island off Long Island, love it
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:25 PM
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Left Bermuda when I was 4. I go back to visit family from time to time. Beautiful island and the diving/fishing is great but the island is only 21 miles long and 2 miles at the widest point. I like fast cars and they have a speed limit of 21 miles per hour. They have one dairy farm. If you don't get milk before noon, you have to wait until the next day. It's 700 miles out to sea so no boat rides to the mainland unless you take a cruise. Islands are great for vacations but I don't want to live on one.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
My fear is of getting bored, not me so much, but my wife who enjoys cultural things. An island is pretty limited. But me, myself, I could do it standing on my head I think.
Lived in St Marteen for 6mo. It was cool for the 1st 4 months but I was bored outa my mind towards the end. I'm certain I couldn't go much longer than this.

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Old 10-13-2016, 07:34 PM
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I'm riding on the trirail right now, there is a guy cutting his toenails. I would give it a go.
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
"I know a guy....." that says its all its cracked up to be" (we all know him pretty much), HELL yeah I could!


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Old 10-13-2016, 08:22 PM
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It's a lifestyle choice. I live on one of the small SW FL barrier islands and have to take own boat or ferry every day to get to and from mainland so I can get to work. It adds significant time and can add frustration during certain times of the year. Forget about being in a hurry or thinking you can influence anything. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Would love to move to one of the Caribbean islands to fully retire in a few years. Just back from Aruba and I could be very happy there for the rest of my days.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:04 PM
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I do! (Well it's in the Panhandle but close enough).
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by petealan View Post
You can only fish and dive and drink for so long before the boredom sets in.
As long as things like gas and mail service were available that would take a long time for me! I guess taking a few mainland vacations per year would help though.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:19 AM
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When my sister and her husband lived on Oahu when he was in the service, there was a psychological prison of knowing you were "On an Island".
Many others felt that way also.


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Old 10-14-2016, 04:19 AM
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Not a chance. Home for me was on one of the barrier islands in NJ for 19 years. The biggest issue (for me) was everything you need was a drive of 20 minutes or more, each way. Learned to live without things for a couple days whenever possible as the only alternative taken was buying on line. Nearest grocery store 6 miles, convenience store 3 miles, hardware store 8 miles. Then in 05, after the boom, it got ridiculously expensive (taxes). I also rented a home in Marathon a couple months a year in the 90's, wasn't long enough to get bored, but was annoyed grounded with 3 days waiting for a part to come from Miami for my Jeep! Nah, I like visiting islands and enjoy living on the edge of a good size town, less than 100 miles from a city.
Have to admit I never tired of the view from my place in Jersey...
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:37 AM
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easy. so long as there aint too many people there, and i get 4 weeks a year in the snow .
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:28 PM
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I live in on and island (Trinidad) and life is pretty decent. I will agree that it is not for everyone. Trinidad is different to the rest of the Caribbean as in it doesn't have blue water due to the rivers in South America and we are only 12 miles from Venezuela. But to me its like living anywhere else. There is a large amount of industry, shipping and oil and gas activiites here. I have a normal 8-5 Job and I have the benefit of having some great boating and fishing grounds at my doorstep with some great cruising grounds just 80 miles north of us. The island also has some pretty nice beaches. However we do have our share of crime like most of the other places in the world, so its not all perfect.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
I'm riding on the trirail right now, there is a guy cutting his toenails. I would give it a go.
Tried my best to get a job with them (TriRail), couldn't even get an interview, maybe it was the Jersey address. Your moaning about being in Fl. and I'm just wanting to get there.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
Not a chance. Home for me was on one of the barrier islands in NJ for 19 years. The biggest issue (for me) was everything you need was a drive of 20 minutes or more, each way. Learned to live without things for a couple days whenever possible as the only alternative taken was buying on line. Nearest grocery store 6 miles, convenience store 3 miles, hardware store 8 miles. Then in 05, after the boom, it got ridiculously expensive (taxes). I also rented a home in Marathon a couple months a year in the 90's, wasn't long enough to get bored, but was annoyed grounded with 3 days waiting for a part to come from Miami for my Jeep! Nah, I like visiting islands and enjoy living on the edge of a good size town, less than 100 miles from a city.
Have to admit I never tired of the view from my place in Jersey...
I enjoy pretty much that same part of Jersey and know exactly where you are in your mind when speaking of it. Politicians tend to ruin everything, don't they.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:42 PM
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Those of you who have lived on an island and were bored after a period of time, did you have a job or was it all recreation* all day and all night?

*Staring at the beach. Staring at the ocean. Staring at the walls. Staring at the little woman.
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