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... of the planes taking off and landing. In addition, there was reportedly an airshow to take place today but according to the banner at the airport it is tomorrow. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
After breakfast and morning announcements, we headed into Gustavia, St. Barthélemy.
The trip overnight took us 102 nautical miles from Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda to St. Barthélemy (or St. Barths). St Barths has a population of around ...
This island is just 8 square miles and isn't really equipped for large-scale cruise ship visits, so only our ship and the Regent of the Seas were anchored here today.... the other ships we saw in Naussau and San Juan were probably already in St. Martin, where
we will be tomorrow.
After breakfast we took the tender over and were dropped off right on the main shopping street. Lots of wonderful shops but very very upscale - probably catering to all the wives of ...
... later and stayed for a while before departing due to some
difficulties and attacks by Carib Indians. The French ultimately returned and
settled the first successful colony by the mid-1600s and many present-day citizens
can trace their lineage to this group.
would be our furthest point south on this journey as we cruised the French
Antilles before heading north again. We decided a scooter was the best way to
... Statia celebrates their role in the US becoming a country.
In the 1800's slavery was in full swing with Africans being brought to cultivate the island by the wealthy landowners. At one time there were about 70 plantations. Reese tells us that many of the slaves here were educated because many had jobs in the warehouses at the docks and had to keep ledgers and to write records for commerce. There were those of course that did ...
... with such taste. We caught a taxi to the other side of the island and found ourselves strolling along the magnificent white sands where topless woman adorn the shores. At this point i noticed the brisk walking pace was reduced to a slow amble and Len was really dragging the chain. i wonder why?? We found ourselves at the end of the airport runway which just happens to be on the beach and we watched ...