Sunday- We spent a good part of the day at Baie Longue and Plum Bay swimming and playing in the surf. Dinner was at Pineapple Petes! After dinner we went to a new club in Simpson Bay called Prive and indulged in my first Hooka....awesome!
Tuesday- This day was a mess. In the morning we found out someone had stolen the Chelmo's check card number and spent a good part of the morning contacting the bank, the store where we were sure the theft occurred and , finally, the police. In the afternoon, we went to Simpson Bay Beach and tried to relax a while. We returned home to shower and go to Grand case for the Tuesday night parade and street fair, when we discovered an entire bag of Jeff's watches were missing. We assumed they had been stolen but continued with our plans for the night. After getting home, our housekeeper called and informed us she had moved the bag/watches and hidden them "for us". Thanks.
Wednesday- Spent the afternoon in Marigot then returned to Grand Case for dinner on the beach at Calmo Cafe. We then drove back to Simpson Bay and hit up two local beach bars....The Buccaneer and La Bamba.
Today, Jeff and I tried to pretend it was really the first day of our "normal" St. Maarten vacation and spent the morning trying to convince ourselves we had just arrived! We went to Karacter Beach Bar for a Sunday morning beach drink then headed to our fav spot on Simpson Bay Beach for some sun and fun. The waves were quite huge today and with Simpson Bay being all sand (no rocks) we indulged in some great body surfing. After a nap in the sun and a corona, I headed back to the water for one more session. About 10 minutes in, I got hit by the wave of all waves and it face planted me in the sand bottom the ripped me up and over. I must have looked like a pretzel for a moment. All the while, I thought about the fact that I was now going to be a quadriplegic since I heard I big snap in my neck and excruciating pain. I managed to get to my knees (body function...yeah!) and crawl to shore. Not a great experience and really quite scary. That'll teach me!
Tonight we had a great salad at the villa and watched the sun set over Simpson Bay. A night of rest and (for me) recuperation. Tomorrow ????