So, I have been falling down on the job here, so thought I would post some odds and ends to try to get somewhat caught up. I think we have done LESS so far this trip than any other trip in recent memory. Just taking things as they come and doing only what we want to do. I am in the midst of book number 4, which I fully expect to finish this trip, along with no doubt a couple more..
Weather--Wow, is it HOT here! We have been coming to SXM this time of year for a long time and can't say that I have thought it was ever this hot. Most of the time there has been a fairly decent breeze, but this morning, there is almost none. So the doors are closed and the a/c is on. Our normal policy here is to leave the front and back doors wide open, and let the breeze flow right through. We come to SXM to experience the ocean, and that's why we love it here so much. We can be right here in our living room, with all the comforts of home, but the ocean is right HERE.
Unfortunately there is a fair amount of Sahara dust, so we have not seen Saba, and I kind of doubt that we will, which is disappointing. I don't know how many pictures I have taken of Saba over the years, but it's been a bunch. There have been a couple of brief rain showers, but nothing much. The island is very dry overall and could use some rain.
Seaweed--thank goodness, other than a skiff of seaweed each morning which the guys here rake up, almost before I roll out of bed, there has been no seaweed issue here. Sloths that we are, we've been to Orient, but otherwise, no other beaches so far, and don't expect that we will get somewhere else. Down toward the former El Zafiro, there is still quite a bit of seaweed down there, but that end of the beach always did accumulate more seaweed than down here.
Traffic--We haven't exactly gone a lot of places, but we we have hit your standard traffic jams in Marigot and Simpson Bay, but nothing exciting. The island seems pretty quiet and restaurants have not been busy. Can't think of anyplace we have been that was terribly busy.
So, we often eat about half our meals in while staying here. It's more of function of just being comfortable here and hanging out and not wanting an elaborate meal all the time.
Breakfast is often a very simple affair, like
Ham and cheese quiche from Le Suciere--accompanied by a mimosa, of course!
Lunch is again something simple, like a burger and chips.
Dinner one evening was lamb chops, which we picked up at Super U, and cooked on the grill.
Ships--This time of year, there are not many cruise ships in. This week there were only 3, one on Monday, one Wednesday and one Thursday. They come in too early for me to catch them, but I do see them as they leave.
One day we had an interesting interlude, watching a rich man's toy, which, apparently, as sometimes happens with toys, was broken. We watched them mess around with it for a while out in Simpson Bay, and then eventually, they TOWED her off, apparently bound for Puerto Rico, according to the yacht locater.