Today I decided to walk the loop or circle around Simpson Bay. We thought it would be about 6 miles (we drove it to see how long it was), but ended up being much shorter–at least according to my little motion-sensor step calculator. It was just short of 5 miles.
The problem with walking around St Martin is that there are almost no sidewalks, so you take your life in your hands as you often share the road with all the cars and trucks. It is why I usually stick to the causeway bridge, as it has foot-paths. I would try walking the hills (they have some trails around), but my knees are not up for it!
Construction on the new Synagogue moves forward
This is the beach just at the bottom of the hill where we live
View from the bridge that lets boats in and out of Simpson Bay
The best pizza and calzone we have found on the island (although the paper insists the best pizza on St Martin is Dominoes….)
Simpson Bay and a view of our apartment from the causeway bridge
Where we shop every week–is used to be a French store, the Grande Marche, but on the Dutch side
Where you can get shoes fixed, and where we get keys made
One of what seems to be hundreds of lottery shops on the island
Pictures of our local church building in Cole Bay
This is where the Sister missionaries live, just across the street from the church
The one and only movie theater on the island. It reminds me of Saipan–it had only one theater also. Since we lived on Tinian, we would have to fly or take the ferry to Saipan to be able to see a movie.
The best ice cream on the island– they serve gelatto, using the ice cream machines from Italy that Terri’s brother Pat used to work for.
It was a nice walk that took about 1 1/2 hours, but I think I will stick to the causeway as walking the roads is difficult.