Sunday, July 30, 2006

Another funky day in St. Maarten

Looks to me like it rained somewhere between two and three inches last night.

At least we didn't have gusty 30+MPH squalls that we've been having the past few nights. This morning is mostly gray and a light breeze.

We noticed an American boat who appeared to be leaving the Lagoon this morning. We had a very filling breakfast at the St. Maarten Yacht Club and noticed them coming over from the French side and hightailing it for the bridge. We decided to putter on over to let them know that they had another 30+ minutes to wait because it is summer-time hours for the bridge and it opens at 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:30pm between May 1st and November 30th, with outbound traffic having priority. They were happy we stopped by as they thought it would open at the "normal" time of 11am and that could have caused a bit of anxiety (island time?, closed on Sundays?, can't be bothered for one boat?). Our good deed for the day :)

We'll post more info about St. Maarten bridge times and fees in another blog post.

Hope you are having a good one!