Day CS6, Thursday, December 20, St. Marteen
Trip Start Dec 07, 2012
16Trip End Dec 22, 2012
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I had no specific plans for the day and took an early morning walk into Phillipsburg, returning to the ship while the day was still comfortably cool.
I met my brother at Noon and we took a cab over to Marigot on the French side of the island. The ride seems like much more than the 5 miles or so it is on a straight line; the road is quite indirect and traffic tends to be heavy and slow
For our second formal night we had several different arrangements. My brother and his significant other were booked in the Normandie Restaurant, and my great niece (aged 7) decided to stay with the kids club for a breakfast at dinner. That left my great nephew (9), his parents, and me for a wonderful dinner. On this cruise, at least, we have enjoyed cold soup on both formal nights, and we also had the baked Alaska tonight. I outsmarted myself as I assumed Stars in their Eyes by the Celebrity Singers and Dancers would be at 7 and 9 as usual, but it started at 8:30 and I missed the first half.
As today's parting shot, this island is a pretty unique place. It is the world's smallest island to be shared by 2 countries. The way the 2 halves of the island work together should be a beacon to the world.