MARIGOT & GRAND CASE - St. Martin, FWI

We arrived on the May Blue Moon after a smooth crossing on the Anegada Passage.  What a relief.  Although I have been to St. Martin ten times during my last 21 years in the Caribbean, I am always delighted to arrive.  There is so very much to do here.  I hit the Marigot shops within an hour and found everything I needed for a new needlepoint canvas that I am making (during passages).  As I was coming home, via dinghy, I saw Mike and Barbara on Evening Star.  This morning we ran into Tom and Ann on Caribbean Lady.  It looks like "Old Home Week" as Cat Couquette is in Marigot Harbour.  And we are all headed to Venezuela - Who says Chavez is scary????

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Above is Marigot Bay just filled with boats.  On the side are students learning how to carve wood - a great program started by one of our sailing friends, Greg, in order to keep kids off both the streets and drugs.  Below is my favorite bakery in Grand Case, a small village that is just great.  To the right is St. Martin's most famous painter Roland Richardson as he sets up his easel on the streets - he is a real character and a lovely man.  The docks below are Marigot Marine which is where I park my dinghy when I shop.  Also the picture of the butterfly is from the Butterfly Farm just outside of town.  A fascinating stop that is a must.

Below Dave has just arrived at Paul & Deborah's new home and opposite that Annie is joining us for a Happy 10th Anniversary drink as well as a House Warming toast. Tomorrow I will visit Saba where I have an interview set up with Aaron an artist.

Having had a Creole Cottage in the French Quarter in New Orleans from 1975 - 1986 I love French streets.   Here is one of the original houses in Marigot but what I really love are the lamp posts.  

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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FRIENDS FROM VENEZUELA - BARBARA FROM EVENING STAR AND ANN FROM CARIBBEAN LADY.  THE THREE OF US ENJOYED A DELICIOUS LUNCH - ALL OF US ARE HEADED BACK TO PUERTO LA CRUZ, VZ.

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