Beautiful day here in St. Maarten/St. Martin! We arrived early into Phillipsburg, St. Maarten this morning parked across from the Holland American ship Westerdam. I had a very interesting day…. An old friend from my early college years, Ellie, was onboard the Westerdam and we saw each other for the first time in many years. It was a lovely reunion. We went to the French side of the island to Bikini Breach on Orient Bay. The sun was just sizzling and the water felt great. We spent about 2 ½ hours at the beach and then headed back to the Dutch side were we checked out the beach and shops there. I was famished so we stopped in a restaurant along the beach where I got my low carb fix for the day. The Westerdam was leaving early today so we headed back and said our goodbyes… It was great to see a wonderful friend from my distant past.