The ship pulled into the port at St. Maartens and tried to tie up at the dock but the seas had large waves rolling in. There was a gap between the ship and the dock of about 6 feet and one of the HUGE nylon ropes broke and one of the workers got injured so the captain decided to anchor off shore.
No need to stop or anything at the border.
We visited The Butterfly Farm, it's small but had lots of wonderful butterflies. Here is just one picture. Once again I'll post more when I return home.After the butterflies we stopped stopped and had some time to look around one of the French towns and do a little shopping.
Here's a picture I took when we stopped to look at the views on the way back to the ship.
We made it back to pick up the life boat which took us back to the ship. The ship ended up leaving 2 hours later than scheduled.
Seas have had large swells which has made for a pretty rocky return. Not so bad today.
I'm writing this New Year's Day morning and we will be back home tomorrow.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!