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... we pulled into le Fourchue a small desert island just north of St. Barth. We had lunch and Kyle and I snorkeled around the nature preserve in 25' of crystal blue water with Parrot fish, Trigger fish, and all kinds of reef life. Later we entered Gustavia Harbor with our skipper at the helm we backed right up to the wharf and stepped of the boat directly on to land. Nice job ...
Once we were on dry ground, we hailed a cab and headed to the road above the airport. Not really sure what was up with the cabbie but it seems to me that a NYC cabbie would probably know more about St. Barth than this fella did. We stopped at the top of the hill overlooking the airport and I told him to drop me off there and then take Heather, Chris and Kim to St. Jean beach down past the airport and I would walk down ... "oh no no ...
distinct French flavor, St. Barths is one of the most sophisticated and
expensive of the Caribbean islands. It has been described as a playground for
the rich and famous, and it was clear on our arrival that it is still home to
the affluent and particularly wealthy owners of yachts and multi-million dollar
motor launches. One boat in port was aptly named One More Toy.
... due to what we would call now, free market trading. The most interesting thing about this tiny island nation happened in the latter part of the 18th century. The US has a strong tie to this little unknown island. During the end of the 18th century St. Eustatius was the major supplier of arms and ammunitions to the rebellious British colonies North America. Benjamin Franklin even had his mail routed through Statia to ensure safe arrival during ...
Well everything they said about St Barts was true. Exclusive, French, sophisticated, luxurious and magical. Magical because the Euros just disappeared without trying. i picked up a beautiful dress which had heads turning at dinner this evening and which will forever remind me of this fabulous day. We looked long and hard for celebrities but sadly without success.
We saw yachts of all sizes ...