St. Maarten - May 2007

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Pictures are thumb nailed. Click on them to get a 3 mega pixel resolution. Actual pictures were at 10.2 mega pixels. Pictures are also GPS tagged for viewing on Google Earth.

 

From Maho Beach Resort

The runway is just over the beach next to the resort

An American Airlines Boeing 767 takes off

People stand behind the engines to experience the blast. It is quite hot.

Lift off.

As seen from the previous pictures, not many people care..

The resort at sunset.

Long Bay

Near Pic Paradis view point in the hills in the middle of the island.

Pic Paradis

 

Orient Beach

View from the hotel balcony at night.

Capital of the French Side of Marigot

Orient beach from the hills

Philipsburg the capital of Dutch side

Simpson Bay

Philipsburg center. This is Front Street. The other street in the capital is called Back street.

The Courthouse on Front Street

Back Street

Back to the hotel

Rouge Bay

A view of a cruise ship from the hotel

You can see Saba island in the background. I believe no one lives there.

Landing jet. They said Bill Gates owns a place on the island. Maybe him :)

Lightning over the Bliss night club

The light trail is of a plane landing.

The resort again.

This guy was coming in when a small plane had just landed and I really did not know if the plane had cleared the runway.

Aborted landing....you can see the jets at full thrust.

Round two for landing

No problems here.

Give a good perspective how close the runway is. Now imagine the weekly KLM 747

The city of Grand Case on the French side. Best known for it's food.

Back to Philipsburg

Last day on Orient Beach

Another cruise ship from the hotel.