Caribbean Cruise, Part IV

Last installment. šŸ™‚ Honestly, I didn’t think I took that many photos!

Our last port was St. Maarten/St. Martin. Half the island is Dutch and the other is French. Would you believe it’s an international call to phone someone from the Dutch side to the French side? I think that’s amazing when the entire island is just over thirty-six square miles.

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The water color! Couldn’t get over it.

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Does this look like the makings of a great party or what?

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Our ship was docked next to an even bigger one, Allure of the Seas. Don’t they look a bit like skyscrapers?

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We were told that this is the oldest house in St. Maarten.

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Part of Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.

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Houses on the island really ran the gamut. There doesn’t seem to be a middle class at all.

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Not sure what this place is, but I like the colors.

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I also liked the architecture on St. Maarten.

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Approaching the French side.

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A marina on St. Martin.

I thought the beaches on St. Martin were really beautiful . . . .

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A parasailor getting ready to take off near Bikini Beach.

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And they’re up.

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A restaurant/bar in St. Martin.

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I don’t know the name of this plant, but I like it a lot.

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I can’t recommend the outdoor flea market in Marigot. Junk, and more junk. Would have liked to see the real shops in Marigot, but there just wasn’t time. The downside of cruising.

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I snapped this when we were walking back to the ship.

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Such a lovely shimmer on the water.

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This is one of the last photos I took on the ship. I think it’s a fitting end.

Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

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6 Responses to Caribbean Cruise, Part IV

  1. Sandra says:

    Gorgeous shots. Thanks for the tour. “Beautiful” seems to fall short as a descriptor of that seascape. But I can’t find the right words.

  2. Fantastic, Carole. I’ll never get tired looking at photos of picturesque island with turquoise water and powder blue skies. šŸ™‚

  3. Caroline says:

    The water color is so amazing. I love that last shot where you see the ships trace (how do you call that?)
    I was surprised that when you’re on a French island that you can call France for an inland prize. Sme goes for the flights. We took an inland flight from Paris. Not even passports are needed. An Id is enough. Same currency as well.

    • Yes, they are little parts of each country. I imagine it’s a lot cheaper to just drive across the border than place an international phone call. They can probably Skype too. Wish I’d had that when I lived in Germany.

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