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Tue, Jan. 13th, 2009 10:13 pm
Ahoy and happy new year.

I got back from my Honeymoon late on Saturday night, and I finally have enough time to post some pictures of the trip. Hopefully this won't be like San Francisco, where I posted around half, got a warning I was at the flickr limit for the month, and couldn't be bothered to post the last few days, which had all the really cool stuff.

Anyway, here goes nothing. I have roughly 300 pictures, but I'm certainly not going to post them all. Let me start with the best ten from Sint Maarten, and I'll try and do a few more themed sets every day hereafter. You know, post with some regularity like back in the olden days.





A shot from the Sint Maarten Airport. This was actually from the way out, but we have no introductory pictures besides one of the both of us on the plane which didn't turn out well. Tara remarked how small the airport was, only to soon find out it was actually the largest airport in the Caribbean.



The view from our hotel window in Phillipsburg. We had one of the cheaper rooms, which faced the town instead of the ocean. The town was more or less three streets wide. The boardwalk had tourist restaurants, Front Street a bunch of annoying duty free shops (more diamond stores than I have ever seen!) along with casinos, Back Street shopping for locals, and a street further back which was more of parking and municipal services.



This building was clearly a church in the old town square at one point. However, peering in from the outside, it seemed to have been converted into a showroom for jewelry or somesuch - just like virtually everything on Front Street.



Yours truly.



One of the many colorful, small, and somewhat ramshackle old slave houses on the side alleys in Phillipsburg. Tara took a number of pictures of them. They were cute and seemed "real" in a way many things on the island did not.



When we were wandering about, we found this graveyard on the outskirts of town. Despite the semi-abandoned look of it, there were graves only a few years old within - apparently nothing holds up that well in a tropical climate. There were also numerous lizards, butterflies, and feral chickens within.



The only good butterfly picture I got on the entire trip.



Our hotel seemed to have a beach bum cat. We saw him hanging out by the boardwalk, and venturing into the restaurant, both nights. He's not well lit, but you can see him in the background stretching here.



The last morning we decided to risk getting breakfast at the hotel, as we heard the traffic to the airport would be horrendous. It's the only shot where you get a good idea how close we were to the beach, and how calm and clear the ocean was. There were virtually no waves, making it easy for both of us (neither one of us can swim) to just wade right into the water.



Tara, my wife! =)

There will be more, my friends. Oh yes, there will be more.


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telephasic
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Fri, Jan. 16th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)

Thankyou!


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surly_monkey
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dopetastic m. silk
Fri, Jan. 16th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)

feral chickens?


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telephasic
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Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Sat, Jan. 17th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)

Okay, I guess I don't know for sure if they were feral. But there were chickens just wandering around in the graveyard, with seemingly no supervision. On Dominica, we saw that as well, but it seemed a bit more clear there since we were talking about small villages and not a tourist-trapish capital.

I took a couple pictures of one, but they turned out kind of out of focus.


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surly_monkey
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dopetastic m. silk
Sat, Jan. 17th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)

for some reason the phrase "feral chickens" made me imagine foaming at the mouth, scary-looking chickens. but that's probably not what you saw.


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telephasic
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Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Sat, Jan. 17th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)

Nope, not really. Although they were certainly, on the whole, a lot more skinny and bedraggled than the stereotypical farm chickens we know from the States.


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