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Sunday, August 15, 2010
On the Dockside in St. Maarten
Today we had a short walk into the dockside area of St. Maarten.
I turned around and got a great shot of the back of Freedom of the Seas.
It's only a few steps into the shopping area at the port.
I also turned around and took a shot of the entrance to the dock to return to the ship. It's easy to come and go through security if you have your Seapass card (ship issued identification) and a photo identification to return to the ship. Don't leave the ship without it!
There are plenty of stores and shops, but most carry typical tourist items.
This is the ramp over to water taxis that will take you into the older part of town.
To the right center is a Welcome to St. Maarten arch that is a popular photo op spot.
The areas of stops in the more permanent buildings are some of the standards found in most of the island shopping areas.
The first one on the left is Boolchand's, known for cameras and jewelry. There are also many smaller shops and stalls with all the usual t-shirts and other tourist valuables. ;)
I was out there a little early before many of the stores and shops opened so I headed back to the ship for awhile.
Some folks had stopped to enjoy the view.
...and others were just on their way into the shopping area or on to the water taxis to go into the old town.