Up early and got to the St. Martin airport for 6:00 just as they were opening. Monica got us on the first flight to Nevis. A quick breakfast of yogurt and fruit and we were ready to go.
Finally airborn the turquoise Caribbean below sparkled in the sunrise. On the approach to Nevis airport, I looked down at the water and saw a huge sea turtle come up for a breath of air and then flap his great flippers to dive down again. My camera wasn’t ready but that will stick with me for a long time. We flew in low low over Lover’s Beach… Mon and I will be back there later.
Gopaul picked us up at the airport and drove us to the Casa where we met his wife, Mala, our caretaker. They are lovely people. A quick tour around the house and we grabbed our beach bags and Mala drove us to Pinney’s Beach and left us the car for the rest of the week… Ours to use. We where the first ones there. (10:30) This is a three mile stretch of white sand on the Caribbean side of the island. We quickly found our umbrella beside Sunshine’s bar and within 10 minutes, Mon had us a couple of Killer Bee rum drinks. Now it’s time to relax.
After a couple hours on the beach we had a wonderful lunch of grilled Mahi Mahi and then we drove into Charlestown to buy an international driver’s license and a bottle of rum at the grocery store ($7.00 gotta love that) and a few groceries and back to the Casa to relax. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of this day’s story.