USA Trip – Day 22 : The island of St. Marteen-St. Martin

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Another cloudy start to the day after another not so great nights sleep. Thankfully the blue skies were shining through by the time we approach St. Marteen-St. Martin – an island that is half Dutch and half French.

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We went to Windjammers again for breakfast as I got another unusual, by yummy, selection.

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We then snapped a few pictures of the island. Last time we were here was in 2004. Athena wasn’t joining us today, being in a lot of fibro pain, after such a big day yesterday.

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Once off the boat it was easy to see just how big Oasis is compared to other ships.

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We eventually found our tour company – Bernards – and met our guide, who actually failed to introduce herself.

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She was great though. Our first stop was to see some sea urchins. I was relieved to find them alive and that the guy was actually looking after them well.

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I was in the back seat so didn’t get the best photos as we drove around (the window had tinting on it). Our first stop was at Orient Beach – we chose the relaxation part but didn’t pay $10 per sun lounge.

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Since we were mainly going to be swimming.

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Then Kevin and Christy decided to go parasailing (Kevin has done it once before as a teenager). They also got a short jet ski ride as it took them out to the main boat.

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The awesome views from high in the sky.

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Both of them loved it.

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Then it was back in the van to drive around the small island some more.

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And a stop for lunch. We had wanted to go to a rastafarin vegetarian place but it must only open for dinner. So instead we went to a recommended patisserie (we were on the French side afterall).

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Kevin and I both had savoury crepes – mine was vegetarian (of course) and Kevin had chicken. Christy had 3.5 croissants 🙂

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Kevin and I also got a chocolate eclair but it had a chocolate mousse filling rather than cream (like we’d get in Australia) so it was too rich for me – Kevin managed to eat it though.

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We then went to Maho Beach which is right on the airport so planes fly right over your head. We arrived just in time for the small planes to start arriving.

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And for a bigger plane to take off. Unfortunately 747s stopped coming here in October.

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But we did have a pretty big plane fly over us, which was very cool.

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From here it was some more sightseeing on the way back to the ship.

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We were back onboard just after 2.30pm and went for a spa in the canterlever (sp?) spa. Was nice to sit and relax.

We decided to skip the main dining room again and go to Johnny Rockets instead.

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It ended up being a great choice and was a nice, fun, relaxed meal.

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with way too much food. I had onion rings and then a veggie burger (which was yummy).

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We then went for a few rides on the carousel (though Kevin only managed one ride after eating too much dinner).

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Athena and I rode in the peacock carriage before moving to other animals for our second ride.

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Athena didn’t feel up to the show Come Fly With Me tonight but wanted some company so we went back to my cabin while Kevin and Christy went to the show – which they said was REALLY good.

 

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  1. Lana says:

    Parasailing is on my bucket list. Such a beautiful island. The eclair sounds divine. So cool to have planes fly over you on the beach. Looks like you all had a fun evening.

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