Saturday, August 30, 2008

As promised, St. Maarten pictures

A significant portion of blogosphere space here at Airplanes I Have Known has been dedicated to St. Maarten. That may be a turn-off to some. Then again, since this blog is dedicated to airplanes and aviation in general, I suspect that my readership approves of my choice of topics. St. Maarten, after all, is "Airplane Mecca." And how could airplane lovers ever tire of sights such as this:As you may recall, two lovely friends of the family treated me and the gf to a week in St. Maarten in June. We stayed here:...right on Maho Bay and walking distance to the approach site for Princess Juliana Airport. Consequently, I spent a great deal of time running from the hotel to the airport as such:By far, the visitor I got to enjoy the most was the B757, operated by several US carriers:
I saw one B767 come in, but it was early on in the trip, and as you can see I was not very good at capturing the pictures yet:Also got a very pleasant visit from this unmarked Fokker. (Not to be confused with this Focker.) I do not know if it was an airliner or a charter, but we did get to see this machine on a couple of occasions:A couple other memorable moments...

A fun shot at this well known spot:And, it was not just airplanes that provided the flight-related excitement. We went to a Butterfly Farm on the French side. At one point, I was caught offguard by one of their killer specimens:

1 comment:

Luciana said...

oh no mr. h! just when he thought he was safe from the bunnies...