Monday, August 14, 2023

December 15, 2022 Pinel Island, St Martin

Thursday We drove to Cul de Sac on the north shore this morning.  From there, we took a ferry at 12:00 to Pinel Island for $12/person round trip.  We hiked along the shoreline to find a place to snorkel.  The visibility was pretty bad and rough waves near coral.  So we gave up on snorkeling.  We hiked further along the shoreline before returning back to the beach where the ferry landed. 

the drive to the ferry dock

Island map

our ferry boat

boat dock at the island

lobster in the cages

drink tables in the water


unusual toilets


view back to beach from our snorkel area


waves breaking on the reef

water was calm here, but underwater was boring

hike atlong the western shoreline

 You had to pay for a beach chair, so we went to the Yellow Beach Restaurant and had a view of the water.  We shared an appetizer of calamari, codfish fritters, jalapeño poppers, and mozzarella sticks.  That was too much fried food.  We also shared a medium rare hamburger with goat cheese.  It was very dry.  Should have sent it back.  Not a great dining experience.  There were several protected turtles wandering throughout the restaurant and island.  I walked the beach and swam a little before we headed back on the 4:00 ferry.  



all I needed was a cold drink at the table in the water

looking back at the beach from the water
Back at the condo, I went for a swim in the pool, mostly to rinse off the salt waster and sand.  We had dinner at the condo.

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