A Princess Cays Mystery!

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Originally posted by boat tay
gee colo instead of being a super poster I guess you dont read the posts first??

Gee I guess you missed the title to the thread.
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Thanks to everyone who has posted info and photos - I have really enjoyed reading about this! The next time we are in Princess Cays we are going to have to explore a bit
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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
Haha Shakeys!! Duffy's closed about 2 years ago but the Brewery Bar is still there. Excellent green chili!
Gee Colo it looks like you dont even read the topic either
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I just finished reading this interesting thread, I love stuff like this and now when I visit PC next week I am planning to visit the graves. It's so exciting to have a mission, who knows maybe I'll find more information.

I've never been to PC so I need directions, do I start at the pier? I know its south, but which way is that?

DH wants to wear his water shoes, they are tennis shoe like and not just slippers, is this enough to wear on hike to the graves?

Hope everybody has a wonderful holiday,
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Amelia ..... when you have got off the Tender at Pc walk around to the opposite side of the small harbour over the small wooden bridge and head towards the toilet area following the footpath, from here you can either follow the beach until you reach the graves or go across the vollyball court behind the toilet blcok and follow the track. ....

The shoes you mention would be ok for this short hike.
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Originally posted by sidari
Amelia ..... when you have got off the Tender at Pc walk around to the opposite side of the small harbour over the small wooden bridge and head towards the toilet area following the footpath, from here you can either follow the beach until you reach the graves or go across the vollyball court behind the toilet blcok and follow the track. ....

The shoes you mention would be ok for this short hike.
Thanks Dave! Hopefully the allure of the mystery graves is greater than the allure of the vollyball court! Anyway to avoid seeing the vollyball courts until after our walk????
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Hi everyone,

Found this site after stumbling on the graves yesterday during my cruise on the Crown Princess (12/19-12/16 '09). I decided to take a walk on the beach past the basketball and volleyball courts, and sure enough, found two graves. I walked back to the resort area and asked a couple of vendors if they knew anything about the graves, and eventually found one person who said that they were slave graves, and more could be found in the area.

I went back to the graves with some friends and then passed them, searching for more. Unfortunately, it was raining heavily making it pretty miserable to trek. About 10 or 15 minutes after passing the graves, we found a building marked "Cable Landing" (very faded), which we later learned from the same person was a communications building used by the US Marines, and more graves are apparently located behind it (which we didn't see due to the thick vegetation surrounding the building). Since it was raining really hard, I was only able to reach my camera in the doorway and snap some pictures and quickly put it back in my backpack without looking at them. When I looked at them later, it turned out the building was empty, although there was a ladder going below the building inside to a basement...hopefully someone on this board could check it out further.
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Sounds really interesting, hopefully we can check this out next month. How long a walk would you say it is to the graves and this building?
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I discovered the graves last April when I hiked over the rocks with some new made friends from our cc group. We stumbled upon the graves and put some stones on the grave which is a Jewish custom to show respect for the departed. I've attached a couple of photos.. you can see the Emerald Princess in the backgrouns...

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Originally posted by JDR92
Hi everyone,

Found this site after stumbling on the graves yesterday during my cruise on the Crown Princess (12/19-12/16 '09). I decided to take a walk on the beach past the basketball and volleyball courts, and sure enough, found two graves. I walked back to the resort area and asked a couple of vendors if they knew anything about the graves, and eventually found one person who said that they were slave graves, and more could be found in the area.

I went back to the graves with some friends and then passed them, searching for more. Unfortunately, it was raining heavily making it pretty miserable to trek. About 10 or 15 minutes after passing the graves, we found a building marked "Cable Landing" (very faded), which we later learned from the same person was a communications building used by the US Marines, and more graves are apparently located behind it (which we didn't see due to the thick vegetation surrounding the building). Since it was raining really hard, I was only able to reach my camera in the doorway and snap some pictures and quickly put it back in my backpack without looking at them. When I looked at them later, it turned out the building was empty, although there was a ladder going below the building inside to a basement...hopefully someone on this board could check it out further.
Wow...that is interesting! Thanks for the information. Im too much of a chicken to go in the basement of the building! There were a few pictures at the begining of the thread that had parts of a building, I wonder if its the same one or different. How far was the building past the graves?
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We went to the graves a few years ago. My husband is the one who put the big heart rock and a few smalls one on and next to the grave..glad to see they are still there. We always look for heart rocks where ever we go and collect them, couldn't believe he found that onel
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Originally posted by M&MCruisin
How far was the building past the graves?
Probably 10 or 15 minutes? You can make a round trip journey in a little more than 30 minutes I'd guess.
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The history of this island is interesting! My wife and I will be their in 5 weeks on the Ruby. I am bringing my new Mine lab metal detector along with me on the cruise. I contacted Princes about bringing the detector on the ship and they said no problem. I would be interested in using it in areas around old foundations on the island. No telling what I may find!. With all the reports regarding ship wrecks off the island I may even find a old coin or two.
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Hi everyone,

We were on the Crowne Princess week of January 9. I visited the graves on Princess Cays and shot a little video. Here is the link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksGZfPaFQxo

Thanks,

Larry
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Originally posted by LarryF
Hi everyone,

We were on the Crowne Princess week of January 9. I visited the graves on Princess Cays and shot a little video. Here is the link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksGZfPaFQxo

Thanks,

Larry
Very nice, thanks for posting.
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I'll assume the only part where shoes are really needed for this walk is for going over the rocky parts. Is the rest of the walk on the beach doable bare footed or are there rocks all over the place so shoes are needed for the entire trip?? I'll be doing this trek in Jul 2010 on the Emerald.