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Our first port of call was Philipsburg on the Caribbean island Saint Martin (french) oder Sint Maarten (dutch). With only 96km of length- a rather small Island here.

One thing is very special: Only here in the Caribbean you can find a border between France and the Netherlands. The northern part of the island St-Martin (52 km2) belongs to the french Departement Guadeloupe, the southern part to Sint Maarten (37 km2), Netherlands Antilles

The spectacular airport is well known and of course we went there. I did not like it too much, because it is very noisy and you find no shady place.




And you should not be afraid of wild animals.




Wet feet on the beach




In Germany I would have to enjoyed a grog, if I had wet feet. In the Caribbean I had a rum punch with Captain Morgan




Saint Thomas island in is a district of the United States Virgin Islands. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie.

In the 18th century, the island was at the center of a bustling pirate culture. This Caribbean island is home to amazing beaches, gorgeous sea and landscapes.

We crossed the island to the Megans Bay, by one of these vans.





What a beautiful place. I was fascinated by the flying skills of the pelicans.



San Juan is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. The history of San Juan begins a long time before its official foundation, in 1493, during his second voyage, Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico. Because of this location the city quickly became Spain's most important military outpost in the Caribbean.
We decided to discover Old San Juan by foot and walked along the old fortress walls to the historic center.




There were a lot of parrots sitting in the treas and they were very noisy. As I moved up to them, they became quiet very suddenly.




There were a lot of policemen in town. Just have a look at their Harley Davidsons! I was very courageous and asked one of the policemen, if I could have a seat on his motorbike.





Coco Cay is a private island leased by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, which is a frequent port of call on cruise to the Caribbean.

Access to the island is via tenders, which take the guests from the ships anchored a mile or so offshore to a sheltered cove on the north side of the island.

We stepped ashore and found a nice shady place nearby, on the beautiful beach.

Again I encountered a terrifying dragon. But he fled, when all the curious tourists came near.




Sometimes it is quite nice being so small. You fit in the palmtree.




Ship ahead !




Will everybody follow the sign?




Barbeque - yummy




Our cruise ended in Fort Lauderdale and we spent three days (nights..) in Miami Beach.

A vintage car on the Ocean Drive the colour matches very nice to mine.




Where to go?




We even met a camera team. We had a close look and also found out, what it was about (but we have to keep the secret)




Here I am !




Beach views






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