I am writing this from an internet cafe in Orient Village in St. Martin, about halfway through our trip.
In short: The hotel we are staying at is less than spectacular.
The weather is windy and rainy.
Yet, we are having a wonderful, fantastic, spectacular, relaxing, blissful time! We took a boat ride around the island on inflatables, I climbed up Paradise Peak, and got bitten by some large scary insect, we have been charge enormous amounts of money for tasty french meals dripping with character. Its a good time. We are sunburned, despite all of the rain, and Kathleen mysteriously has no tan lines. :^)
--Pete & Kathleen