We were in St Maarten for the last time today. After this, we’ll be having a few sea days and then I get transferred to my new home.
I wanted today to end with a bang. The options were either to get drunk on the beach with cheap rum again or rent another vehicle to tour the island. Getting drunk on the beach was too easy, besides I can get drunk anywhere. So I decided to get an ATV instead.
This is the fourth time I’ve done a tour of the island but it’s been fun every time. The best part is due to my bad sense of direction, so I tend to get lost and “discover” new gems each time. This time I found Friars beach, Marigot, and some fortess. These are places I wouldn’t have normally found had I followed a map or had a decent sense of direction. So, doing a lap around the island normally takes 1.5 hours but I somehow took 3 hours to complete it. In my book, I got twice the value for money. Unbelieavle value. Besides, it’s more exciting to feel you are lost the entire time. You have this adrenaline rush while enjoying the breath-taking scenary. Yet, the whole time you are thinking “Where the fuck am I?!”. It’s a roller-coaster of emotions that are simply priceless.
I’ve decided that St Maarten is my favourite island in the Caribbean, after Barbados and Dominica. The other Caribbean islands are nice but they remind me of dumb blondes girls ie. pretty but boring. And after a while, you’re over it. St Maarten on the other hand has looks and personality. Now, that’s hot.
[cruisesurfer's log sea-date: 105:10:2 | 4:48]