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Monday, September 26, 2011

St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies

Good morning,

Today's images are from our stop at the Port of St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies.
This is a port of call on Freedom of the Seas' Eastern itinerary.  The above image is of the commercial side of the port.
A short walk from the ship there is a modern shopping mall with all of the stores that are also found downtown across the bay.
If you want to go into the old part of town you can take a water taxi.

The water taxi ride itself is fun as you travel to the little town you see in the center of the above image.
Just beautiful!

A short programming note:  Yesterday when I was setting up my new header I accidentally posted something that I needed to delete.  That seemed to pop in to everyone's reader overwriting yesterday's post with a short film clip about the medical evacuation from the ship.  If you missed it and you're interested, the medical evacuation post below this post or you can click to see it here.

Enjoy,
Lois

13 comments:

Sherry said...

Whew! I was beginning to think your blog didn't like me anymore! It's back up on my computer after being down almost 24 hours! I need my morning fix of blogs!

Lynette said...

Cool photos.

Jan n Jer said...

Looks so beautiful...I think I would like to visit the old part of town!

Diana said...

Just beautiful Lois!
Love Di ♥

TexWisGirl said...

love the big, looming clouds! :)

Montanagirl said...

Lovely place, and your photos of it are really nice.

Maple Lane said...

Lovely!

Lady Jane said...

Been on a small ship over to Nova Scotia but never a big ship like Freedom of the Seas. Wow... What a great trip. Hugs, LJ

Cheryl said...

Oh how beautiful the island is. Love the bright colors. How fun it must be to explore these new places.

Elaine said...

I like the new header. That's an interesting perspective. It almost looks like an alien spaceship.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks for the explanation. I have always wanted to visit St. Maarten. Did you go into town? Great photos :D

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, Ricki Jill, St. Maarten is a favorite port. We are here every two weeks so I have quite a few pictures from here and posted about the place several times. When my daughter was aboard last year we went downtown across the bay for the first time in many years. I have images of that day here if you care to take a look here:

http://loishands.blogspot.com/2010/09/philipsburg-st-maarten-dutch-west.html

Sherry, I think Blogger was having problems at the same time that I had deleted something that had overwritten my post that day. Weird. Anyway, I think/hope it is all back in order again.

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Very best,
Lois

Rose said...

Oh, Lois...love some of those photos with the semi-threatening clouds.