Catamaran Sails along the coast of St Maarten

Jun 06 2011

Catamaran Sails along the coast of St Maarten

by scotthill89 in Photography

I took this photo on a catamaran tour around the island of St Maarten in the Eastern Caribbean. I was leaning against the side rail enjoying the beautiful sunny clear day out on the open water and I looked up at this was my view. The sun was hitting the sails and casting lots of cool shadows. From where I was the angle looking upward gave a great perspective of the mast and sails. You can really get a sense of the power of the wind in the sails and we were gliding across the water and cutting through the waves. If you enjoy being out on the water I suggest taking a catamaran cruise on your next vacation.

St. Maarten is the smallest Island in the world to be shared by two sovereign governments-namely the Dutch and French. The Dutch side, with Philipsburg as its capital occupies the southern 17 square miles of this 37-square-mile island; St. Martin, a French dependency, occupies the northern half. The dual nationality adds variety to this most unique of island gems in the Caribbean Sea. Both Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin have maintained a peaceful coexistence for over 350 years, the longest of any two bordering nations. The two territories have enjoyed harmonious relations through their history and have shared the prosperity of many years without dispute. The Treaty of Concordia executed on March 23rd 1648 established this coexistence and has the unique distinction of being the oldest Treaty still in force today.

To view the full photo gallery for the St Maarten and St Thomas trip, click the link below.

St Thomas and St Maarten – Eastern Caribbean Islands Gallery


One Response to Catamaran Sails along the coast of St Maarten

  1. R. Johnson June 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Beautiful photo and great perspective!

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