Is mostly noted for an incredible number of stores and shopkeepers just all enthused about separating you from your money. There are linen stores, jewelry stores, souvenir stores and the ever ubiquitous liquor location – here it is guavaberry as the local specialty. It doesn’t matter, there is always something to buy for the souvenir hungry. Given that there are several huge piers – it also seems to be popular with the cruise ships. Today, besides the Freedom – there was the Harmony hulking like a behemoth next to us (and we are not tiny).
to top it off – I saw the new paint job on TUI Discovery 1 (aka the old Splendour of the Seas) and the Britannia which I thinks belongs to P&O but I didn’t bother to look it up. This all made for a variety of languages, dialects and accents in the passengers pushing and shoving in the pedestrian zone.
After a few hours, I wandered into town in search of embroidery floss and found that I can’t get it in Philipsburg. The woman @ Penny’s was helpful, as was the woman at the Fabric store, two of the linen stores and a Chinese gift shop. I had a bit of the red color with me – but couldn’t match it. I bought nothing at Leather-world. The Art Box is always a different story, limiting myself to one pair of earrings.
I was early back to the ship, wading through crowds going in both directions. I should tell you that I took advantage of the rest of the day to try out my new sunblock purchased yesterday in San Juan, but I took a nap instead.