1 Early one morning, we saw this three-master leaving Gustavia, the main town and capital of the island of Saint Barth's.
2 This is one of the super yachts that was in the harbor.
3 Every morning we were served delectable fruits.
4 Fig, melon, passion fruit, peaches, and cherries - it was there on this boat in the middle of no where!
5 There were also croissants, pain au chocolat, and muffins.
6 Alice, our hostess, lounging on the deck - she looked great any time of day or night!
7 A dinghy with some wild ones - not too attractive and not leaving our boat!
8 Our table was always wonderfully set for every meal.
9 The food was delicious. The on board chef cooks fresh, very well flavored food. It reminded me of Chef Yotam Ottolenghi's food, the author of Plenty and Jerusalem.
10 We had little Manila clams steamed with fresh green herbs and lemon grass.
11 There was grilled eggplant with creme fraiche, pomegranates, and chives.
12 A wonderful preparation of squid
13 An exotic dessert of fruit, gelato, and gelees
14 The deserts were sinful.
15 I was amazed by these dessert mushrooms.
16 And even more desserts with gossamer tuiles
17 The sunsets can be heavenly and spectacular in these waters!
18 This is the narrow entrance leading to Colombier Beach, which is often called "Rockefeller's Beach", because, for many years, David Rockefeller owned the property that surrounds it.
19 Another fabulous sunset
20 This super yacht is Rising Sun, owned by David Geffen.
21 Another day in St. Barth's - The weather was perfect and we loved watching the other boats. Luna is the big blue yacht.
22 There were many yachts moored in Gustavia.
23 Ferry boats come to this part of the harbor from Anguilla, St. Maarten, and Guadeloupe.
24 I took a taxi ride to some of my favorite haunts. High up the hill over Gustavia the sunset is beautiful.
25 Another look
26 The road to the airport in St. Barths - Only STOL, short takeoff and landing planes can land here.
27 Another view of the airport and the town of St. Jean in the rear
28 These are freshly caught spiny lobsters at a hotel in Flamandes.
29 This hotel looks very much like a big boat.
30 Even the views from the hotel decks are like from a big boat.
31 More sleek boats in St. Barth's
32 How does the anchor raise?
33 I watched the process as we were leaving for Anguilla.
34 Up it comes.
35 And there it is.
36 It didn't look like a typical anchor.
37 I first started vacationing in St. Barth's more than forty years ago! It's a very special place.
38 Simply gorgeous!
39 Another morning on the back deck on our way to Anguilla
40 Only Phyllise was up earlier than I.
41 The cappuccino was perfect!
42 Another great breakfast of passion fruit, mango, pineapple and new Zealand gooseberry
43 Luna was following us
44 Deborah was resting gracefully.
45 Sheila also rested gracefully.
46 This is the entrance to CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa on Anguilla.
47 CuisinArt maintains a hydroponic farm, an important component of the resort. It serves as the basis for all the culinary inspirations. They grow tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, broccoli rabe, herbs, and so much more.
48 Another magnificent beach on Anguilla
49 Traveling around Anguilla, one sees some unique architecture.
50 Another church
51 I did not get to visit this site but will on my next visit. It's a heritage plantation house built in 1787 and is stated to be the oldest structure on the island.
52 Such charming island architecture!
53 I love the slatted sides on this antique building, another church.
54 There is an organized historical center where one can learn the fascinating history of the island.
55 There is one main road in Anguilla and very few other ways to drive, except by boat.
56 There seems to be another church every few hundred feet.
57 At Cheddie's Carving Studio, driftwood is turned into fantastic Anguilla art.
58 An informative painted wall
59 More information
60 Skyline Beach is a hangout for locals.
61 For information, call here.
62 There does not appear to be much in the way of agriculture here.
63 New construction is slow and evolving.
64 Much is started and not completed. Anguilla is suffering an economic downturn, but should be poised for a tourist comeback.
65 Cap Juluca is another upscale resort. The white fluff on the ground is called "froth". It is the salty foam that blows off the surface of the salt pond.
66 More froth from the salt ponds - The salt industry is no longer in operation here.
67 The road leading to Cap Juluca is beautiful, lined with palm trees.
68 The beach at Cap Juluca