I’ve always had a problem with the second day of our honeymoon cruise. Don’t get me wrong — my Bride was as sweet and beautiful as ever, and the weather was absolutely perfect. We were visiting the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, which is part Dutch and part French. The island seemed like a tropical paradise, and the people were very friendly and helpful.
So what was the problem? The date — September 11, 2001. We knew very little about what was happening in New York until later in the day.
I guess I’ve always felt a little guilty about enjoying such a beautiful setting on such a tragic day. I wasn’t sure if I should post my pictures and make this video, but finally decided that since the pictures showed our experiences that day I would go ahead and post them. The music used in the slideshow is “The World Turned Upside Down,” which somehow seems appropriate for that day.
If you would like to see these and other images taken during our visit to St. Maarten, along with a caption for each image, click HERE.