Hotel La Petite Maison
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... and hopefully it’s all up and running by the time I’m back in late November.
... and stop at Nieuw Amsterdam which has an open air museum in a former fort. We get off the boat and already the height difference is not as much as the tide is coming in. There are plenty of fishing boats docked there with men cleaning nets and taking showers and cleaning fish. We walk off the docks and into the small town which has typical houses of Dutch colonial workers – small but ...
... we had come out of the jungle and passed by the kitchen garden where there was a turkey vulture hoping to get some scraps of some kind.
Off to the boats then. A couple of the guys, hubby included, had put on their swim trunks just in case. The boats were kind of a canoe with a motor but folding lawn chairs for everyone to sit along with a life jacket which was over the back of the chair and rather hard to pull off ...
... started processing passports and moving people into the building to get ready for the ferry, our group was shoved out of the line and we all had to sniggle our way back into the line with our suitcases and there were a LOT of people there trying to go to Suriname.
Chris is trying to keep the group together and does for the most part except for one guy who has a lot of experience with land crossings and just ...
... was originally a vegetable garden for the governor but morphed over time into the tranquil oasis full of palm trees.
It was hold your breath stuff re the weather but got back fine, stopping first for some coke and water [13.5 S$]. Agreed to meet up at 1700. The staff had made the room. Hadn't realized with the early morning arrival I had a small balcony.
Finalized yesterday's blog. A quick shower and sorted out bobs and bits collected over the last 24H ...