Monday, August 20, 2007

Simpson Bay, St Maarten SXM

Today, Monday August 20, 2007, was another beautiful day in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten. The swell has gone down some more and there is little surf on the beach. Actually, it is better than what I think of "normal" conditions out here in the Bay. We had our first after Hurricane Dean swim today. The water felt so great!

We went into Palapa to drop off trash and to return our rental DVDs. When we left the dinghy dock at 4:25pm we noticed that a boat was still making little circles like he wanted to go through the bridge to leave the lagoon. We went up to his boat and told him that he had another hour before the bridge opens at 5:30 (summer hours). He said that he started at 3:30pm because he didn't want to miss the bridge!

I never understand why people don't just drop their anchor and put out a teensy bit of chain (especially since there was no wind) while they wait. Or, since there's no wind and no other boats waiting (as it is 2 hours before opening time) why not just stop the boat and let it drift... there's plenty of room. Going about in tiny circles wastes fuel and does not earn one any "style points"...

Obviously, he didn't read my blog entry for the SXM bridge that I posted way back when...

Anyway, that's just my thoughts...

Afterwards, we went to Peg Leg's Pub for 1/2 price appetizers. Peg Legs is located just across from Budget Marine in the Lagoon. They have dinghy parking for their guests. Peg Leg's happy hour is from 4-6pm. Appetizers are 1/2 price and a glass of Heineken is $1. We had their chicken wings (small but tasty & we had 15 of them) a huge plate of nachos with an ice cream scoop size of guacamole and sour cream, plus tomatoes cubes, olives, jalepenos, beef (under the nachos), and 5 beers which came to just under $15.00 We are full. This is a great place to stop for a bite after watching a matinee movie on the weekend, or before seeing a first show at the cinema. Remember Ladies' Night is Wednesday and tickets are $2.00 off for women ($4 rather than $6).

Our wifi is too slow right now to upload photos... hopefully I can upload this, then check my email.

Have a good evening!