Life in France

We’re really settling into the life of France in St. Martin..

Our friends and family have left us..  basically bailing out and leaving us here.. geeeze guys…  NICE   ha!!!  How can we ever cope!!!! ????  Miss you ALL!!!
A little routine has begun…  modified slightly over the last few weeks…
POOL DAYS…. Robin’s back LOVES swimming…   and because our RESORT (we are anchored near) has a couple pools.. we go everyday…
Mornings are for grocery shopping, errands, boat work, and today was an MRI for Robin…
The afternoons consist of plenty of pool time and relaxing..  this is all prescribed..  I normally would be chopping and stacking wood or something of course… 🙂
The gas station is a bit of a meeting place now..  the local mail man arrives about the same as we do to the pool.  Since dehydration is terrible here, I walk over to the gas station for ice cream and beverages….
The mail man shows up and buys a beer…  as do I..   He speaks only French, and I only English but we communicate without issue.
Does this make Timbo=Norm    FrenchMailMan= Clif?
Kinda funny!
Had an awesome time last night organizing my first mass Party in St. Martin..
Each morning there is a Net.. (they call it)…  a radio type show on the VHF channel 10.
I announced a 5pm meeting for all interested cruisers on the pink tug boat…  5pm came and went.. no one…damn….   I used to be so good at organizing party’s!!!
Then one dingy showed up on the horizon…
Then 2…then 5…then 10….   It was so cool…
My friend Carl that owns the Pink Tug, is a awesome guy, but a bit serious..  in fact I’ve never seen him smile…
Jessi and Allie were hired for the night to hand out peanuts, set up the seat cushions and generally just help out……
The boat filled up quickly and I glanced over to Carl…  He knew all the people showed up because of TIMBO…
And for the first time I saw his Smile from across the room…
Its kinda like planting a seed…  The cruisers are now planning a bbq on the boat in the near future…   funny how word of mouth can travel so quickly…
It was a great night…  meeting many new friends… some of which I have read about in cruising books before..  very cool…  one girl has been on the cover of cruising world..  the only magazine I buy… (or used too!)
Tomorrow brings results of Robins MRI…   finger’s crossed
Have a Great Day
Timbo!

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