We motor-sailed with Tenace to Sint Maarten. Actually we sailed to Sint Maarten, the Dutch side, because Richard has Dutch ancestory while Tenace sailed to St Martin, the French side, as they are from Quebec. The French side has better food and roads but the Dutch side has cheaper everything! We had to wait one more time for a bridge to open to let us into the bay. We took a slip at Simpson’s Bay Marina at a cost of $1 per foot per night.
We explored Phillipsburg with the crew of Tenace: Pierre, Monique and Claude. Claude was flying home on April 9th and wanted to do some duty free shopping before going. We stopped for lunch along the front street.
We rented a car and drove around the island with Monique and Pierre after Claude left. One of our stops was Orient Beach, now referred to as Waikiki Beach by the locals. We met a group of bikers on a cruise; they actually had their bikes on board a cruise ship and toured each of the islands on their own bikes! We also did some grocery shopping. Richard found a pineapple for 9 euros! We thought it was a bit pricy but we both agreed that it was the best pineapple we ever had!
It is now April 12th and we are ready to leave Sint Maarten and head to St Kitts.