The Azure Hotel
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Eventually arriving in St. Maarten I wondered - would this really be worth it? Should I have just flown straight to New York and be done with this palava of getting there?
After all, I had just taken an 5 hour overnight flight from San Francisco on a boring old plane, waited in a mostly closed Miami Airport without WiFi for another 5 hours, and …
It's always good to look in the papers to see what’s going on. And last week was no exception. On the nearest beach to us which is Kim Sha newspaper the banner headlines shrieked out TURN UP FOR THE MINI OLYMPICS. And we know what that can mean. If it’s anything to go by it’ll either be a total fiasco, or the most brilliant thing you’ve ever seen and a really good laugh. So at the allotted start time of 2:30 we were eagerly awaiting ...
... the massive amplifiers which drive the mountains of speakers strapped down with thick webbing onto the
front.... with another mountain also facing the back. Just so the dancers can ‘hear’ the musical beat. Well I have to tell you, you’d have to be on another planet not to hear this enormous cacophony of sound. And then just when you’d think it couldn’t get any louder.......... ...
What a day
So there we
were, wondering what to do with ourselves for the morning. We knew we had a lunch appointment on the French side, but that was still about an hour and a half away. The morning had started slowly and while leisurely eating breakfast on the terrace watched a yacht which had just entered the lagoon through the 9.30 bridge drop anchor. To take up a bit of time, started doing an odd repair that had been niggling as I'd not ...
Made the effort to rise early again to witness the ship enter another harbour. The only people up at this time are those like me wanting to photograph at this time and location, and those doing their morning exercise. I cannot understand how some people choose to wake at 7 am to walk 100 rounds the jogging track and then choose to sit in a tour bus or on the beach when ashore.
The port is Philipsburg, on the Dutch Antilles side of St. Maarten island. People were ...