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Trip Report No. 3
      #1737451 - 02/11/17 10:02 AM (192.64.4.102)

9th February - The power went out twice this morning; the first time it was on/off, the second time it was off a little bit longer but came back. After reading whatís been going on here, we packed flashlights so we are prepared. Packed a lunch, sandwich for me, baguette for hubby, and headed off to Orient Beach to while away the hours. While hubby was re-parking the car (didnít like where he had parked it the first time) I was looking at the wraps Luiz had on display, when he appeared through a rack of clothes. He told me the wrap I was looking at was hand-painted and was $25, reduced it to $20 and then said I could have it for $15. Being a person who sews I had noticed the side edge looked like it wasnít finished, so I declined to buy it.

We followed Da Party Bus in so I asked one of the occupants what she paid; $70 per person with free drinks on the bus, 50% off of drinks at every place they stopped. I made the comment ďAnd you wonít remember it afterwardsĒ.

We rented loungers from the first guy (didnít get his name) but will next time we go back; paid $15 for two, beer was $3 a bottle. He has named the place OíLast and is still in the process of setting it up; he is serving food there. Itís a very colourful place and I love the art work he has around the place. He has a Jack Russell dog ďFreeĒ who hangs around, sheís a cutie. The water was nice and calm and there was no seaweed to be seen, a beautiful day. The place is looking normal again after the mess last year.

After the beach we headed back via Philipsburg to pick up a couple of items for our cameras; a polarizing filter for hubby and a remote for me. I didnít check the price of what I needed before coming down, and surprisingly didnít get a good deal. We stopped for a guava berry colada before heading back.

When we got back to the condo we were hungry, so ate some of the pizza we had brought back from the Driftwood bar. When it came to dinner neither one of us was too hungry so we went over to Cheriís Cafe for a light dinner. Hubby had soup, I had a chicken caesar salad. We watched a bit of the show, itís the same old, same old but they now have a girl singer in the group.


10th February - Hubby noticed the bites on my leg this morning and his comment was ďYou look like you have the poxĒ. Yeah, well so do you! The itchiness has gone but the redness hasnít, they still look nasty but they are fading. He wasnít in a rush to go anywhere today as he burnt his legs a bit yesterday, so didnít want to get out in the sun. I went out with my camera on the hunt for my little hummingbird, had a couple of sightings but didnít get any photos. Itís early on so I have plenty of time to get one.

We were going to Mullet Bay but ended up going to Maho instead since it wasnít very busy and the water looked calm. We stayed near the Driftwood bar; paid $20 for 2 loungers - we wonít be renting over there again; beer was $3. There was quite an undertow so I declined to throw myself into the water, just paddled around a bit and threw water over myself to cool down. The sand had sculpted itself into a hill by SBBG.

Headed over to Algeria, the bar was closed again but this time there were 4 people around the pool. Took some photos as this was the first time I had taken my camera with me since we arrived, then headed back to our condo and made margaritas.

Went to Avantika in Simpson Bay for dinner, great Thai food. We started with spring rolls; I had the fried ones and hubby had the veggie ones, they were both good. I had a red curry with shrimp and hubby had a chicken stir fry with glass noodles also good.

Martyís restaurant was open so Iíve promised myself to go there this year and have one of his gyros. He has made some improvements to it and put up a nice sign so you can see where it is.

Iím not planning on posting any photos while Iím on the island, the internet is so slow and when itís not slow, itís not working at all. So I will post when I get home.

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