Patton enjoying touring the fort, Gustavia, St. Bart

St. MARTIN & ST. BART (by Theresa)

ST. MARTIN

Ronan, Theresa, and Ryan, Marigot Bay, St. Martin

Ronan, Theresa, and Ryan, Marigot Bay, 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 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.

Spot the Pilots Discretion, Marigot Bay, St. Martin

Spot the Pilots Discretion, Marigot Bay, St. Martin

ST. BART

Randy with Patton in his jet pack, ready to go hiking in St. Bart

Randy with Patton in his jet pack, ready to go hiking in St. Bart

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.

 

Patton hiking the hill with Randy on his back ;-)

Patton hiking the hill with Randy on his back 😉

 

Gustavia, St. Bart

Gustavia, St. Bart

Patton enjoying touring the fort, Gustavia, St. Bart

Patton enjoying touring the fort, Gustavia, St. Bart

Gustavia hike, St. Bart

Gustavia hike, St. Bart

Randy, Ronan & Ryan, St. Bart

Randy, Ronan & Ryan, St. Bart

Our next intended stops are St. Kitts & Nevis, and Antigua. We will post additional updates from there as time and internet allows.

6 thoughts on “St. MARTIN & ST. BART (by Theresa)

  1. Mike Cleary

    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!

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  2. btoung

    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 ” >

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  3. Nancy K Caplan

    Love reading your posts and all the updates on your trip! Thanks for the package that got back to Nan Smith weeks ago!!
    Sincerely
    Nancy Caplan

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  4. Paulette Lee

    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!!!!

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