After resolving the boys passport issues in PuertoRico, we flew back to St. Martin to rejoin Randy, Patton and the boat at Fort Louis Marina. Fort Louis Marina is a secure and sheltered Marina located in the shadows of the ruins of Fort Louis. A short hike to the fort is rewarded with breathtaking views of Marigot Bay and the surrounding area. There are dozens of shops and restaurants, as well as a modern mall, all within walking distance to the Marina. You can also dinghy into the lagoon and cross over to the Dutch side of the island to access a sizeable Budget Marine.
After departing St. Martin, we cruised to Columbier Bay, St. Barthelemy (St. Bart), where we enjoyed hiking to the various forts in Gustavia. At 14 years old, Patton is, not surprisingly, less enthusiastic about long hikes than he once was. With that said, in deference to his namesake, Patton would not want to miss touring the forts with his family. As such, we gave him a lift in his “Snoozer” dog backpack carrier. Patton seemed to enjoy the elevated view from what Ryan and Ronan refer to as his “jet pack,” and the views were indeed stunning.
Our next intended stops are St. Kitts & Nevis, and Antigua. We will post additional updates from there as time and internet allows.
I love the Doggy back pack. I had one of those for Maddie and drug her all over the White Mountains of NH in it. She had a little mosquito net, water, room service… Well, maybe not the room service, but almost as good!
Looks like your boat is facing the same direction and in the shadows of the mother ship by the entrance. perhaps you could trade up? whose boat is the huge one? Oprah?
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On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM, pilotsdiscretiondotcom wrote:
> Theresa posted: “ST. MARTIN After resolving the boys passport issues in > PuertoRico, we flew back to St. Martin to rejoin Randy, Patton and the boat > at Fort Louis Marina. Fort Louis Marina is a secure and sheltered Marina > located in the shadows of the ruins of Fort ” >
That is where we have our house boy sleep when he is not buffing the Pilots’ Discretion😏
Love reading your posts and all the updates on your trip! Thanks for the package that got back to Nan Smith weeks ago!!
Thanks Nancy & no problem re Nan’s package!
LOVING the “Jet Pack”!!! Your posts give us a glimpse of all the potential hikes and experiences in our future!!! Speaking of future… we’re looking forward to seeing you all soon!!!!