We found that between Simpson Bay with access to the marinas and chandleries on the Dutch side and the shops of Marigot that there wasn't much we couldn't find that we needed, but one task we set ourselves in St. Martin was the replacement of our old mattress. After five years of pretty heavy use in charter, it was a very squished version of its former self. In fact since we came down in October we've been sleeping with the mattress from the other berth doubled up which has been quite comfortable but leaves us with nowhere other than the saloon for Jim to sleep when he arrives in a week. With this urgency in mind we did our research and found what looked like the best source just outside of Grand Case.
|Out with the old...|
|Leaving Marigot behind.|
|Interesting tri-marin design for a megayacht.|
|Unpainted steel-hulled ketch.|
|This mess looks like it was sunk long before the hurricane, but they are cleaning it up out of the harbour.|
|The ferry boat arriving from Anguilla.|
|And of course, our new little dinghy :-)|
Mission accomplished, we puttered around the boat for the afternoon, took the first swim in a week (Marigot harbour was just a little too murky) and enjoyed the light of the setting sun on the town.
|So pretty in the evening light, so glad we moved.|
|The local kids spend their evening jumping off the pier, even the littles ones are fearless.|