Sint Maarten
Great Bay

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  • Day2

    Philipsberg, St Maarten

    December 19, 2017 in Sint Maarten ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Unsure what we'd find in each stop, and with the advice for each destination including only a couple of points from Lonely Planet, we ventured early into Philipsberg to see what we could see. The after effects of the hurricane were evident on the walk in - twisted shopping containers which has clearly been tossed around as if they were nothing more than cardboard, roofs missing from buildings and windows from cars, as well as uprooted palms trees along the way. Nonetheless, the capital of the Dutch side of this island has clearly been working to reopen in anticipation of the tourist trade and was busy with locals even at 9.30am.

    We walked along the seafront boardwalk in a humid, salty heat which suggested the midday sun would be almost unbearable. The sea was a brilliant blue, but not clear; we found out later the locals were dubious about snorkelling due to concerns about remaining debris in the water. On our return along the main shopping street, a brief but heavy rain shower offered respite from the heat. Sadly the museum appeared to not be open, damaged from the hurricane.

    Our jaunt in was brief but pleasant. We resolved to book on a few excursions as a result so we could snorkel, kayak and paddleboard in recommended areas. I also resolved to better strap up by toe which, whilst seeming to be healing, is still swollen and yet to form to proper scab.
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  • Day3

    Zurück in Phillipsburgh

    October 29, 2018 in Sint Maarten ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Zurück in Phillipsburg testen wir den nächsten RumPunsch, ebenso wie Jerk Chicken, bevor wir im HardRockCafé T-Shirts kaufen und ein wenig am Strand relaxen.

    Elvira und Bernd Hofmann

    Sehr schöner Strand 🏖 - da werden Erinnerungen wach

  • Day21

    St Maarten

    December 13, 2012 in Sint Maarten ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Well we got off in St Maarten as planned, but we didn't find the perfume that Sheila was after.
    I got my self a Caribbean shirt for $10, and it was Sheila who bargained the woman down from $15.
    We bought a few other things, then walked down the beach front and had a beer.
    The cafe had free wifi, so we phoned Nic & Neeta on tango, that's an app similar to Apples face time.
    The temperature was in the high 80s, but we're made of stern stuff, so we had a leisurely stroll back to the ship.
    I know, I know, it's a hard life, but we managed.
    In the diamond lounge last night it was the usual debauched mix of booze and chat.
    San Juan on Puerto Rico today.
    I'll keep you informed.
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