evening meal was a group dinner in the main dining hall.
The following day, we put into the harbor at St. Maartin and
then went ashore.
The photos below are what we saw.
and Kathleen mug for the camera at dinner.
and her father Eddie.
got a little too much sun during the day.
birthday and Kathleen's sister Dee are at about the same time,
Kathleen arranged to have a birthday cake delivered to the
and Kevin laugh at an odd joke.
morning we were due to pull into the harbor at St.
Maartin. I got up just before sunrise and spotted another
cruise ship as it passed by one of the neighboring islands.
up to the upper deck to get a better view outside and noticed
this statue. A wise marketing guy once said to me "you
gotta understand your target demographics". Enough said.
upper deck one of the other ships was heading into the sunrise.
our starboard side was a tanker anchored awaiting its turn at
our first view of Phillipsburg, the capital of the island.
adjacent quay was the Oasis of the Seas one of
the biggest ships I have ever seen.
end of the ship has a huge atrium.
off the ship and headed into town and passed these cool
wind-powered motion sculptures.
the harbor were some nice, upscale beach properties.
the boardwalk we saw a number of Segway tours.
shows her famous form.
name for a bar.
street was nicely paved and totally awash in vendors selling
were plenty of jewelry stores and gift shops. Note the
McDonald's sign on the right.
the historic buildings in the downtown area.
irony of this sign was not lost on us: A sign in Spanish,
advertising imported Dutch cheese, on a French island selling to
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