Days Nine and Ten
Nude beaches and the return to base.
The last two days of the trip were spent returning to St. Maartin. Waking up in Anguilla on day 9, we quickly made way back to St. Maartin. This time in St. Maartin, we anchored in Oriental Bay, on the Northeast side of the island. Oriental Bay is on the French side of St. Maarten, so the vibe is a bit different. We swam for a bit in Oriental Bay, and then took the dhingy ashore to go find some drinks and dinner. We ended up having dinner and drinks at a great little bar right on the beach. We ended day 9 with late night drinks in the cocktail of the boat.
Day ten was our final day. Waking up in Oriental Bay, we made a quick motor back to Oyster Bay. Getting into Oyster Bay was much easier than getting out, since the weather was relatively calm this time. When we arrived back at The Moorings docks, we did a big cleanup of the boat, and unloaded all of our gear. From there, we got a cab back to the SXM airport. Zac, Dyana, Evan and Sean went to check in, and me and Evelyn went to check in to The Crewhouse, a hostel near the airport. While Evelyn relaxed at The Crew House, I went back to the airport to meet up with Zac, Evan, Dyana and Sean. We all sat in the terminal for a bit until Sean left for his flight. Zac, Evan and Dyana’s flight was delayed, so the four of us took a bus across town to get some food. Then, I took them back to the airport for their flight. Evelyn left the next afternoon. I’m still staying in St. Maarten.