|Great Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten|
The day dawned sunny and warm. Some clouds began to filter in later and we got the typical brief shower. We decided to spend the day exploring both sides of the island and its cuisine. We joined a group of 14 others and were shepherded around the island by Randy, our guide, and Julio, our driver.
|Our driver, Julio|
|Randy in green and Etienne in black|
|Storm damage in Grand Case|
|Barbecue grilling at Sky's the Limit, Grand Case|
|Morano glass chandelier in Carousel Gelateria|
|Marilyn with Randy|
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That evening after we stuffed ourselves at the buffet—Randy would not have approved—we enjoyed a show in the comedy club lounge. There were two standup comics and we laughed continuously. The ship has been moving around a lot since the swells—whatever they are—have been high. In fact, the captain has cancelled the diving show twice in two days because of the excessive movement and the sloshing of the water in the dive pool. They have rescheduled the show for three performances on Saturday when the seas are supposed to be calmer. While the movement has been very noticeable, neither of us have experienced any discomfort. Luckily we are on a big ship—just about the biggest—and the motion is much less than would have been the case on a smaller, though still pretty big one.
Tomorrow we will spent only about five hours in San Juan but we are looking forward to a very interesting adventure to learn and do some good.