We decided to anchor in Simpson Bay on the Dutch side even though it cost a little more than the french side, US$20/ week. The bay was great nice and calm, which apparently is not normal. Lucky us. Not far to get into town and the lagoon.
Brett got his fix in the huge chandleries buying all sorts of boat parts and things I’m not sure we needed over the 3 days. Lagoonies served a great lunch and let me update our blog while Brett shopped. Ahhh is this how it normally works…..man shopping…..? We now have a bigger outboard among other things. Doesn’t he look happy.
While at Lagoonies we caught up with friends from Grenada, Bob and Judy from Adastra who it turns out are actually anchored right behind us.
The bar at Sint Maarten Yacht Club was great to sit back at the end of the day and relax. At 5pm the bridge lifts and boats enter the lagoon and from the Club there is a viewing platform to watch boats coming and going. We liked watching the planes take off above us while admiring the super yachts in the lagoon.
Dad, mum and I took the bus to Philipsburg, the capital to see the sights, while the boy continued to shop. There were 4 cruise ships in and yes lots of tourists buying things in all the duty free shops. We wandered the streets and yes bought things ourselves as you do. We enjoyed a great lunch at Chesterfields, recommended by Bob & Judy. Wandering the boardwalk reminded me of Miami with all the goings on. Great day out.
Well Brett & I have to come back as there’s so much to see and we definitely would like to see more of Sint Maarteen/ St Martin. The weather is packing in and we need to continue on and get to the BVI’s for the weekend. We will return.