and I are happy that you decided to join us and preview a few images
from our recent trip to St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. Twelve
wonderful days of Sun, sand, surf, airplanes, airplanes, airplanes,
airplanes ... well you get the point, and a few beers and drinks
at our favorite St. Maarten hangout ... the Sunset Beach Bar.
our visit this year we were joined by Mike Primamore and his wife,
Rosemarie, for a few days. And, if I can convince him to fix a few
of his shots I will add them to this page as well. For the most
part we were blessed with beautiful weather. Lots of blue sky and
white puffy clouds. Sometimes those white puffy clouds ruined a
few pictures. Never failed ... nothing coming in and Maho Beach
was beautifully sunlit. Something nice coming in and a cloud was
blocking the Sun giving us a dark shadow photo. But we smiled through
it all and still managed to catch quite a few photos. Of course
after Mike and Rosemarie went home Anne and I were left with the
wet weather from a tropical depression that was forming south of
the island. That didn't stop us. Just ask the US Airways pilot who
taxied past me several times while I stood on the roof of the car
as it poured to capture his departure. The clouds were so thick
you couldn't see the mountains in the distance so he didn't want
to depart on 09. They sent him to 27 and then back to the terminal
while I waited patiently on top of the car in the rain. Well, I
got wet, but I got the shot and that's all that counts. That shot
and a few others. A.net will probably reject them, but who cares.
I like them :)
surprises and disappointments ... An Air Caraibes A330 - where did
that come from? A Continental Express Embraer, Air Canada Jetz and
Corsair substituted the 74 for an A330 :(. Sure wish it was the
747, but I'll take whatever they put in front of me.
backlog now extends back to April so I have lots of photos to process
and upload to the sites. So while it's still fresh in my mind I'm
putting this preview up for you to enjoy. A reminder of things to
come. Enjoy. As always comments welcome.