Monday the waves were very bad, and we couldn’t really snorkel at all. We thought the water looked calm here at Dawn Beach where our condo is, but we quickly realized looks can be deceiving! Swimming in big waves is tiring, so we decided to head over to the French side where the waters are calmer.
We tried to get in at one of the bays that is supposed to be the calmest on the island, called Plum Bay. There was a surfer on the bay, and no one else! Usually surfing and snorkeling don’t mix! The waves were crashing so hard, we didn’t even try to go in. And we didn’t even take a picture!
We then decided to head back to Friar’s Bay, where we’d seen a number of moray eels and hope for good luck again. We did go in, but the visibility was only about two feet, and the waves were tremendous. It would easily move you 5-10 feet in mere seconds, which is no good when you’re swimming around very sharp rocks!
I’ve recorded a movie of the waves, and you can hear the rocks tumbling over each other. Quite a symphony!
We had dinner here at Beau Beau’s. It’s a decent place to eat, nothing fancy. I had the Caribbean chicken and it was quite good. The night picture included in this post is of “our bay” at Dawn Beach looking toward the Westin Hotel.
There have been frequent power outages here on St. Martin, at least once a day. It has played havoc with cooking our breakfast more than once. They have a noisy generator that kicks in, and power is usually restored in only a few minutes. It’s a minor inconvenience.
Short post, because we were basically lazy on Monday. A little shopping, a little swimming, a lot of eating… Hope you enjoy the movie!