BACK IN ST BARTHS

Ile Fourchue

Ile Fourchue

Wil & I climb to the top of the Island

Wil & I climb to the top of the Island

Old Melodious below

Old Melodious below

On our way up the hill

On our way up the hill

Wil & Janneman catch a Barracuda

Wil & Janneman catch a Barracuda

Janneman

Janneman

Robyn

Robyn

Janneman's amazing seasoning for the braai

Janneman's amazing seasoning for the braai

Wil

Wil

Magnificent sunset

Magnificent sunset

Dressed up Caip

Dressed up Caip

Gustavia

Gustavia

Boutiques in Gustavia

Boutiques in Gustavia

St Barths architecture

St Barths architecture

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Taking in the Frenchness

Taking in the Frenchness

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Robyn painting the courtesy flag for Nevis

Robyn painting the courtesy flag for Nevis

Farewell (for now) St Barths

Farewell (for now) St Barths

Ile Fourchue, an uninhabited horse-shoe shaped island, lying just west of St Barths, was a spectacular place to take it easy after the bustle of St Maarten - and Wilhelm and I just couldn't resist going there again. The high rocky peaks sweep into grassy slopes that run into the swimming pool like bay,  while the thunderstorm lighting makes it look like a place out of this world. It truly is one of the most beautiful places I have had the privilege to see. Feeling relaxed and refreshed after two lovely days, we headed to Gustavia in St Barths, a short 40min motor away.

It was great being back in quaint Gustavia with its French Caribbean charm recapturing my heart. I have decided that this is where I will be retiring. Now I just have to figure out how I will be buying one of those beachfront villas and renovating it within the next 10 years (yes, I plan on retiring at 40 - who doesn't). We spent  two days soaking up the Frenchness and trying to keep our spending down by hanging out at Le Select, "a snack bar and not much else". 

Saying good bye (for now)to the red roofed village, we went around the corner to Anse de Colombier, a secluded bay with some great snorkelling. We spent a day here taking it easy and enjoying the scenery before beginning our 9hr journey to Charlestown in Nevis.

 Viv