A Tour of Sint Maarten

On the Caribbean island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, the northern part is occupied by the French Saint Martin and the south by the Dutch Sint Maarten.  On a tour of the Dutch part, there is an impressive view to the sea and Simpson Bay Lagoon from Cole Bay Hill.  In the Great Salt Pond, once a source of income to the island for its salt, Great White Herons (Ardea alba) and Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) can be observed.  In Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, an Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata) searches for something to nibble on near the statue of Dr. Albert Claudius (Claude) Wathey (1926-1998), a politician who for 40 years worked to improve the economic condition of the island.

The View from Cole Bay Hill

The View from Cole Bay Hill

SOURCE:  The View from Cole Bay Hill (Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 April 2011.

Herons and Pelicans on the Great Salt Pond

Herons and Pelicans on the Great Salt Pond

SOURCE:  Herons and Pelicans on the Great Salt Pond (Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 April 2011.

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)

SOURCE:  Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata) (Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 April 2011.

Dr. Albert Claudius Wathey (1926-1998)

Dr. Albert Claudius Wathey (1926-1998)

SOURCE:  Dr. Albert Claudius Wathey (1926-1998) (Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 April 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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