Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Visiting Sunny St. Maarten
On Monday 12/26 the QM2 docked in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The weather was beautiful, sunny and in the 80s with a nice island breeze. Jim spent the morning snorkeling and airplane watching at Maho Bay Beach, where aircraft take off and land just over the heads of those on the beach. Dan worked on a watercolor painting in the morning. In the afternoon we walked through the town with our friend Franklin from Baltimore. Philipsburg is a shopper's delight but we did not find any bargains in the jewelery stores we visited. Today we'll be in Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands, where Jim is scheduled to go scuba diving while Dan will be touring the island.