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... up early.
We came back toward section 1 of the beach, where all the restaurants are, and had a couple of jerk chicken sandwiches- made to order. We got a bucket of 6 Red Stripes for $10 at this Jamaican restaurant as well. I should mention that Philipsburg is a constituent country of the Netherlands, and we were told that the inhabitants mostly spoke Dutch. Every local we passed though sounded 100% Jamaican.
After spending some more time at the beach, ...
... t-shirts and purchase a couple of those and Peter also gets some new swim-shorts. After that we head back to the water-taxi and return to the port. There is a large array of shops and bars near to where the ships are moored. We look around there before returning to our ship aware that this will be our last time on dry land for a while. We lunch in Windjammer and spend the rest of the afternoon on our balcony watching the sailboats and wave-runners ply across the bay. ...
... busy. There are 30,000 motor vehicles on the island as cars are the main mode of transport. There is limited public transport and the terrain is hilly. After our look at Marigot we headed back on the tour bus across the island to Phillipsburg. We browsed the shop and beach area and went through the Yoda Museum before boarding the ship late afternoon for its departure at 5.00pm. ...
... and we do know that gold mines were abundant, but today the gold is gone from the mines, but they have found plenty of gold from tourism and casinos.
Our tour was quite interesting (not just the tour guide and her stories - she was busy trashing
St. Martins (she said she could because she was born there) and also Curacao, which stole all of their gold in the ...
... loudly, we made fools of ourselves dancing like crazy. The one hour catamaran ride went by quickly and next thing we knew we were back at the wharf and well on our way to board an air-conditioned motor coach for our second leg of our shore excursion tour.
This time, we were heading towards Marigot, the French capital city of St. Martin!
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