Lovely day today…. We sailed into St Maarten early this/ morning with 3 ships already in ports and a few others on their way. Busy day in Philipsburg….. I went ashore first thing and walked to town. I walked the entire boardwalk and back thru Front Street a couple of times taking photos and looking at shops when I ran into Allan & Sandra. We went to a café along the beach and sat, visited and had drinks…. It was such a beautiful morning with a fabulous breeze. We walked around town a bit more when I decided to go back to the ship as they headed toward l’Escargot for lunch. I headed back to the ship and yes…. To the aft pool deck. I spend a wonderful afternoon visiting with friends and soaking up the rays. After our sail away party, I went in and got ready for dinner. Allan, Sandra & I had dinner with Willem & Renee in the Pinnacle Grill. We had a magnificent evening…. We then went to the Crow’s Nest and enjoyed listening to some Karaoke…. Some of the people were quite good with the best being Emily, the ship’s Librarian…. She was just amazing!!!! I already knew that she was an amazing writer but I had no idea she was such a marvelous singer.