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... However, the people who have been here for a long time don’t ever remember so much rain and wind. On the StormPulse website, the band of cloud defining this storm is IMMENSE – maybe 1000km across !!!
The small twin-Otter Winair flight (20-seater) left on time under partly blue skies and some sunshine. Little or no turbulence – a smooth 20 minute flight to St. Eustatius (commonly called ...
... as wild ones (are there some fun-loving hens over there that keep allowing stupid roosters to hatch from their eggs??).... At least the hens don't crow while having all this fun!!!
I no longer need an alarm clock...
The island is very green, and the vegetation is recovering well since Hurricane Earl battered us, just over a month ago. We are spending each weekend going around the Dutch side of the island in our ...
... br> I was walking along Backstreet when I heard a bunch of marching band drums so I walked down an alley and ended up in a little courtyard to find a bunch of kids and their frazzled band leader rehearsing for Carnival. The poor guy finally got the last kid lined up and the entire first half of the group was all jumbled up again. It was hilarious. When they finally got organized they were pretty good.
After that it ...
... the buildings, red (but sometimes green or white) hip roofs shelter white walls, bougainvillea cascade over woven wood fences. Some of the houses have Swedish looking wood bricabrac hanging along the eaves, but most buildings are simple and streamline. Because this is not an island that can easily be explored on foot, and not wanting to make the same mistake we made on ...
... touring and diving.
For those interested in history, here are some quick facts about Statia:
Thirty Statian blue beads were used by the Dutch to purchase New York's Manhattan Island.
Statia was the first place to recognize US independance.
Sold gunpowder and arms to the thirteen colonies during the American Revolution.
Had the busiest trading port in the Carribean until the British destroyed the waterfront in retaliation for helping the US.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScout's Place Hotel Windwardside
Good food, free wifi, good location, GREAT staff, GREAT dive team.
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