|Just getting off of our "bus" $1.50 per person each way|
Brian and Rebecca are younger and maybe a little more intrepid than we are in many ways. They are cruising part time, leaving their boat in the islands during hurricane season to go back to the the states for work to replenish the cruising kitty.
Their time on the boat is spent "living" in whatever country they happen to have stopped. I like how they really get to know the places and people before moving on to the next spot. They have traveled extensively off the boat and have no problem just jumping right in. Take public transportation for example...
We followed them through the streets of Marigot until we reached a bus stop, then piled in with the locals. We had no idea how or when to get off the bus... but a nice woman took pity upon us and helped us figure it out. Again we were thankful for people who spoke English!
One street off the beach we found wall to wall shops and restaurants. I wondered how they make it in this little place... but soon found that it is one of the Must-Do stops on the island.
Lolo's and took our seats, the best in the house! Not saying much... but the view is stunning!
I'm not saying that Brian and Rebecca are a bad influence... but I will say that during our three hour lunch... Bruce and I had no less than three "beverages" each... Not something we normally do and especially not at LUNCH! But it was a late lunch and probably would end up being our dinner... so I'm rationalising it away like that...
We had fun getting to know these two New Yorkers!
|I'm always amazed at the electrical engineering in the islands...|
|Nope, that's not it!|
|I love the tiny island churches everywhere!|
|Looks like a fun place!|
Huge thanks to Brian and Rebecca for giving us a jump-start in getting around the island. It would have taken us days (or longer) to get up the nerve to roam as far as you took us today!
|It's here somewhere...|
I've gotta tell you, plunking yourself down in a new country, that speaks another language, can be very intimidating.
But once someone shows you around a little bit, it's a whole lot easier to explore on your own...
|Foreign names... who would have thought this was a grocery store?|
|What an adventure! Foreign foods! FUN!|
|Some things are the same...|
I think it is the equivalent of French Chef Boy-R-Dee! Oh well... c'est la vie!