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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 … Continue reading

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Marina Fort Louis and Orient Beach, Saint Martin

Leaving Marigot, Saint Martin, there is one last view to see, and that is the ships at Marina Fort Louis.  We headed for Orient Beach, had lunch at a restaurant/bar there, and rented beach chairs and umbrellas for the rest … Continue reading

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Marigot, Saint Martin

The next stop on my Caribbean tour was Sint Maarten / Saint Martin, a small island split between the Dutch (Sint Maarten) and the French (Saint Martin).  Marigot, the capital of Saint Martin, is home to Fort Saint Louis, Marigot … Continue reading

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The Pitons, Saint Lucia

After seeing the Fraser’s Dolphins (Lagenodelphis hosei) off the coast of Saint Lucia, our boat took us to the south of the island to view the Pitons, two volcanic plugs that dominate the skyline of this portion of Saint Lucia.  Black … Continue reading

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Fraser’s dolphins (Lagenodelphis hosei) in Saint Lucia

While in Saint Lucia, I took a boat trip to see whales and dolphins in the waters around the island.  I saw no whales, but a very large pod of Fraser’s dolphins (Lagenodelphis hosei) followed the boat and played in … Continue reading

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First Views of Saint Lucia

The next stop on my trip was the island of Saint Lucia, one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.  The capital of Castries has a sheltered harbor and a small airport.  While in Castries I saw several Magnificent … Continue reading

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Arashi Beach, Aruba

The last stop in Aruba was Arashi Beach for my first taste of salt water in the Caribbean.  The beach was dotted with palapas, huts covered with dried palm leaves.  Nearby stands the California Lighthouse, built in around 1910 and … Continue reading

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Alto Vista Chapel, Aruba

The oldest church on Aruba is the Roman Catholic Chapel of Alto Vista, originally built in 1750 and rebuilt in 1953.  The chapel is well maintained, inside and out, and is popular with visitors.  Outside the chapel a species of … Continue reading

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Natural Bridge, Aruba

Natural Bridge was one of Aruba’s most popular tourist attractions until Mother Nature had her way with it and it collapsed on 02 September 2005.  Still, there is another, smaller, natural bridge nearby.  From the beach at Natural Bridge one … Continue reading

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The Casibari Rock Formation, Aruba

After leaving Curaçao, I arrived on the neighboring island of Aruba.  The first place I visited was the Casibari Rock Formations.  From the top of the rock formations, one can see for a great distance, although much of the vista is … Continue reading

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