Scenic Sunday # 61: St. Maarten

Sunset off Philipsburg, St. Maarten.  September 11, 2001.

Sunset off Philipsburg, St. Maarten. September 11, 2001.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

Betsy, in her blog yesterday, told about our day on September 11, 2001.  The beauty of St. Maarten in  the Caribbean was a surreal contrast to the events taking place in the United States.

The picture above was taken as our ship was leaving Philipsburg, our port of call in St. Maarten.   In spite of all the tragedy of the day,  This scene gave us a sense of calm and peace.

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12 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 61: St. Maarten”

  1. MaryBeth Says:

    It is a beautiful and calming scene. MB

  2. Debbie Murphree Says:

    What a gorgeous sun coming across the waters…George, I am so glad that you and Betsy were off on your cruise, rather than in the U.S. It was good for the two of you…

  3. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful scene and I love the colors. The Caribbean is a wonderful place to visit.

  4. Carletta Says:

    It’s wonderful you have such beauty to remember on that fateful day when most of us only remember the sight of a TV screen hour after hour.
    Beautiful sunset capture!

  5. fishing guy Says:

    George: Beautiful view of the sea and sun.

  6. Cheryl Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Rose Says:

    For me, sometimes when there are troubles, I look at a scene like this and it just tells me God is still in control.

  8. Tammie Says:

    I remember some details of that day so well. The call from my son, the prayerful walk with my friend, so much TV, staying in touch. The unreal images on TV.
    Yet there is always peace and beauty somewhere while disaster strikes a far off land. Life is often such a strong dichotomy. Lovely photo.

  9. JLS Hall (Joysweb) Says:

    Another gorgeous shot! It does look very peaceful and lovely. I’ve always wanted to travel to the Caribbean – I’m going to have to show this photo to my hubby and try one more time to get him interested in that cruise!

  10. diane Says:

    Great shot. It does look calm and peaceful.

  11. storyteller at Sacred Ruminations Says:

    Enjoyed your view of Waterloo Falls and this view reminds me of MY visit to San Maarten a few years back … just lovely ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Karen Says:

    That sunset is gorgeous!!

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