Our third, and last, stop was St. Maarten in the Virgin Islands. The island is half Dutch, half French.
There were 5 cruise ships at the port while we were there.
Always the bird watcher. King bird.
The homes, especially in the older part of town, were very colorful.
The photo doesn't represent the colors of the Caribbean very well because it was raining off and on.
I was shocked to see desert like foliage. We also saw these huge orange iguanas but I didn't get a photo.
This is the point where the island changes from Dutch to French. o travel issues - it's all the Eurozone.
Seems almost everywhere we go there is a fort. Ft. St Louis on the French side.
The waterfront, French side, taken from the Marina - you can see the fort up on the hill.
There was a straw market set up down by the waterfront but they were packing up when we got there. Weather perhaps? I saw this central area with a gazebo, arena seating and a painted compass.
Photo of the bay from the marina area.
The last two days were spent at sea and included our anniversary (Jan 15th). We woke up to find our door decorated.
My hubby got me roses and a card and the cruise folks gave us a card as well.
I ordered a special balcony breakfast for us. It included a hot meal of bacon, quiche (best I have ever had), baked tomato, and veggie strips.
It also included coffee, juice, and champagne as well as a plate of smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, and bagels.
And finally, the pastry plate. It we could have ordered it for one, which you can't, it would have been enough for both of us.
Our view as we ate our special breakfast. We had another day of spa services as well.