It rained overnight Tuesday night, for the first rain since we have been here. I doubt it was very much, but I guess anything is better than nothing, since everything here is so dry.
Wednesday morning we enjoyed another ham and cheese quiche from Le Suciere, coffee and mimosas, before heading out to Carrefour for a few supplies. As things turned out, we ended up with $60 worth of stuff. I can't EVER go to the grocery store and get less than a dozen things!
So, we had decided today would be a 'home' day. I worked on book #4 and Eric hung out for a while. The seas were pretty calm all day and even Pat probably would have been good to go into the surf today!
BeachCouple from here on TTOL came by at one point and we spent a nice time just chatting and enjoying each other's company. Come lunchtime, the flavor of the day was bacon cheeseburgers on the grill.
Around 6 PM there was a hard rain for a few minutes, which I know the locals were happy for.
After another hard afternoon of doing nothing, dinner was to be our kind of traditional celebratory 'dinner in'--shrimp, baked camembert, fruit, and bagette.
And thus endeth a perfectly lovely day of doing absolutely nothing!!
Thursday was our anniversary, so I insisted on a break from our normal routine, which is breakfast in every day. Around 9:30 we headed to Reveil Matin, which to me has by far the best breakfast selections on island. While we were definitely dithering over what to have for breakfast, I knew that my choice of drink would be a mimosa!
Eric settled on boring old coffee.
After much stewing, I decided on a waffle, topped with their lovely fruit, with a side order of fried potatoes.
I probably should have just stolen some of Eric's potatoes, but then I wouldn't have had any leftovers to have for breakfast tomorrow! There is a method to my madness!!
Eric got eggs benedict with ham and swiss and potatoes.
For eggs benedict fans, they have about a half dozen DIFFERENT eggs benedict choices, along with omelettes, crepes, etc., etc. Their menu is huge, as are the portions! Eric certainly enjoyed his meal, as did I. I brought home a bunch of the lovely fruit, along with said potatoes. We finished around 10:30 and stopped by Maho to pick up a bottle of wine and the Daily Herald.
Back at the 'house', I resumed 'work' on book #4 and we hung out in the breezy living room here at BSV. It's really hard to beat sitting here, enjoying the wind and the waves and the scenery. I do wish the Sahara Dust would go away, but I suspect it may be here for the duration of our stay. I wish it was actually raining, instead of just the dust, as rain at least would help out the island, which is incredibly dry.
We had reservations at 7 PM at Bistrot Cariabes for our anniversary dinner. It was lovely to be greeted at the door by Thibault. (Amaury was off for the evening.) We enjoyed a complementary champagne cocktail, and toasted 43 years.
We started with some lovely lobster bisque, which we asked to share.
I chose the rack of lamb
and Eric had the duck.
Both were cooked very well. The meal was accompanied by a nice pinot noir. The highlight of the meal was the molten chocolate cake, which was da BOMB, with coffee.
After, enjoyed the complementary ginger rum shots, which were spicy and powerful!!
We were seated at the table just behind the lobster tank
, so we enjoyed the show on the street, and watched everyone choose their lobster for dinner. Several times we saw groups of young military guys walk past--unmistakeable, with a group of 12 young fit guys, all with buzz cuts. One of the yummiest parts of the evening!!
Thus endeth another successful day..