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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Adventures In St. Barths

Grilled Veggies and Smoked Salmon at Le Repaire, St. Barths

Our weather today was absolutely beautiful, like the villa we’re staying in during our week at St, Bartholomew’s Island, commonly called St. Barth’s. (See Jim’s wonderful photos.) We overlook the harbor, within the town of Gustavia, the capital and main hub of the island. We are involved in different activities, especially during the days on which Jim goes diving. This morning and then again this afternoon, Jim went to two different spots to observe life under the seas. In one of his photos you’ll see a spiny lobster; this lucky specimen won’t wind up on a table in one of the restaurants, because she/he lives in a marine preserve near the islet of Pain de Sucre. Another lobster was not so lucky, because I had a delicious lobster Club sandwich today at Le Repaire, a restaurant we enjoyed for lunch. Jim took a photo of the grilled vegetable plate he enjoyed at the same repast. While Jim was diving, I was finishing reading a collection of short stories by Colm Toibin, the Irish author. Later in the day I started a marvelous book by Geraldine Brooks called “The People of the Book,” which is about a Medieval Haggadah. I was also happy to sketch the harbor here in oil pastels. Tonight we will walk to a nearby restaurant called Bonito, which visitors praise highly. Tomorrow we’ll drive to one of the many beaches that dot the island. --Dan

Blue Tang


Spiny Lobster

Flamingo Tongue

Four-Eyed Butterfly FIsh

French Angelfish

Inebriated Diver

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