07 Jan
2018
Port de Plaisance, St. Maarten 0

Posted by Julian Cohen

It was a twelve hour trip from Antigua to St. Maarten, all downwind and very pleasant. There was a little bit of cross swell, but nothing too uncomfortable, and I have my sea legs back.

Arriving in time to make the 3pm bridge opening to the marina, we passed by the damage caused by the recent Hurricane Irma. There are many boats still lying half sunk or half on the dock and half in the water; houses with no roofs, and the cell towers for the mobile network are only just coming back online. There’s no internet in the marina, shock horror!, and the cell service is GSM at best. It looks like it will be a couple of years before this place is back to full operation.

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