Our World: Marigot, St. Martin

Looking out to sea from Fort Louis, Marigot, St. Martin. September 11, 2001.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)
This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

I’ve gone to my archives to get these photos taken in the ruins of Fort Louis in Marigot, St. Martin.  Betsy and I hiked to this hilltop ruin while on our Caribbean cruise in 2001.  Our ship had docked on the Dutch side of the island, and we joined a bus trip to the French side.

Marigot Bay, St. Martin. September 11, 2001.

The best thing about the old fort was the view it offered of the Caribbean and Marigot Bay.  The sky was a pretty blue and the water was a marvelous blue-emerald color.  All in all, the view was spectacular.  But that beauty was in many ways almost surreal.  These pictures were taken on 9/11.

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15 Responses to “Our World: Marigot, St. Martin”

  1. MadSnapper Says:

    that looks like quite a hike to the building at the end of that spit that sticks out in the water. beautiful and sad thinking of 9/11

  2. diane Says:

    Beautiful views. The water is an amazing colour.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a gorgeous place and what a view indeed! Hard to believe that with so much peaceful beauty there, the nightmare in New York was taking place! Unreal and sad! Wonderful captures for the day, George!

    Sylvia

  4. Ginny Says:

    OH, the gorgeous color of this water!!!!! Do people swim in it?

  5. Happyone Says:

    A beautiful place. Ken and I were there in Jan 2010.

  6. Larry Says:

    We didn’t go to the fort but we were in Marigot on Thursday nite and Sat morning for the farmers market. Check in on my blog for 10 days worth from here. I’m sitting at the resort at Simpson Bay writing this. and it’s a great place.

  7. Ms. A Says:

    I’ve never been fortunate enough to go anyplace like this. It sure is lovely.

  8. rhiebert Says:

    That water looks spectacular.

  9. andrea Says:

    Yes those are lovely views, and it looks that many parts are shallow!

  10. Mary Says:

    A gorgeous view! Old forts are always worth hiking to for the view. After all they needed to be where they had a view of whatever water way they are on! I bet your trip was wonderful.

  11. Pam Says:

    This Caribbean fortress is a slice of paradise with a spectacular view. Thanks for sharing the beauty, George.

  12. Jewaicious Says:

    What beautiful overviews you present us. I love the walls, the look of the jetty and the stunning ocean tones.

  13. busy bee suz Says:

    Gorgeous….I could float in that water all day!

  14. Rose Says:

    These are wonderful when enlarged…so beautiful.

  15. Sartenada Says:

    Sigh. So beautiful George. I love sea views and these are gorgeous.

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