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).

Harmony & Freedom

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.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Philipsburg

  1. Carmen says:

    One of the women in the Grandeur knit, needle and hook group wanted to visit local yarn shops.
    It’s hard to say “the world is different than you think” in the right tone of voice. Nod and smile.

    • Holly says:

      The only available place I know of is the third floor of Penny’s where you can find acrylic worsted weight yarn, straight knitting pins in UK sizes and some mending kits.

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