Sunday, February 5, 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016 – Gustavia, St. Barts –Mostly Sunny – 80s

Distance from Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe to Gustavia, St. Barts:  169 Nautical Miles

Since we were just here a few weeks ago, our plan today is simple.  Stay on the ship and enjoy the facilities while everyone else is off spending a lot of money on this expensive island.  Besides, it’s a tender port and who wants to go through a tender ride again.

We spent part of the time in Palm Court – cooler – and the rest of the time on our own balcony (recall the beer in the fridge).

From our vantage points, we could get some very nice views of the island.  But before that, I had to capture the “iconic” shot of Ellen on the railing of the back deck.

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Being Iconic in St. Barts


We watched the occasional tropic rainstorm, which comes and goes very quickly.


Isolated Rain Shower

We watched the rich (and maybe no so famous) come and go in their yachts.  After all, we were on our own very big yacht.


After a long day of doing almost nothing, we had dinner in the Crystal Dining Room.  We were seated again by our very nice Maitre D at what we think is the best table (No. 65).

Tonight I went all in with a rib eye steak (huge and good w gravy); ET only two lamb chops (vs six last time) – not as good as the last time but we shared the huge, delicious steak.

Showtime Tonight featured Donovan and Rebecca – Donovan Jones and Rebecca Peache (married) are an acrobatic act from the UK that holds several Guinness World Records and have appeared on America’s Got Talent.  The show was short – just about 30 minutes – and involved some pretty physics-defying balancing segments.  What makes this show unusual is that Donovan sings (and quite well) as part of the act.   Not usually a fan of this kind of entertainment, but their show was different and fun.


Donovan and Rebecca

At the end of the evening, we were back out on our balcony to enjoy the warm Caribbean breezes.  The moon got into the act.


Sometimes doing nothing is more relaxing than you think.

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