above: View from our anchorage
above: A mini version of Lions Head and Signal Hill - weird
above: One of our many braais...mmm
above: Our new outdoor lantern
above: Day trip to Phillipsburg
above: ROAD TRIPPING!!!
above: Wil checking it out
above: French Cafe
above: Planes landing just above the beach (Photo source: Mike Robb)
We decided to stay in St Maarten until we needed to go down to St Barths for the Voiles Regatta with the Muisc crew. Wilhelm managed to find some great day work on Phaedo, a 65 ft South African built Gunboat cat. While I spent some time sorting a few things out on Melody and our blog. The Music crew joined us here after having spent an extra week in the BVI's. Some of the boys went down to St Barths, by ferry, to participate in the Bucket Regatta while Matt and Mike stayed and took it easy with us. The four of us took advantage of the Easter weekend (HAPPY EASTER!) and hired a car to explore the Island. With our cheese and baguettes packed and the mini boom box blasting we ventured to the French side of the island to check out the local surf spot. A 30min walk along a beautiful path lead us to a beautiful and deserted beach. The boys managed to get over the urchin invested rocks and spent hours enjoying the surf. I took it easy in the sun getting rid of my horrific shorts tan, reading (The life of Pi) and taking loads of pictures. We began making our way back to the Dutch side and stopped off at a beach cafe where we could take in the somewhat, French culture. From there we stopped off at the Sunset beach bar on the famous beach alongside the airport - Seeing some crazy folks hanging off a fence while a Boeing takes off right in front of them is pretty entertaining. We had such an awesome day that we hired a car again a couple of days later and went back to the same spot to some spectacular waves. We're heading to St Barths this Saturday and should be there for about a week.