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Cataja from Sint Eustatius

Published on 21 september 2017 at 0h00

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Sint Eustatius, or Statia to her friends. Here is a new island we discovered slightly by chance. We thought we would find an anchorage here for the night, we found much more here and it has become a real favorite! Starting with the magic walk during which we discovered a kind of pyramid worthy of Indiana Jones! Lianas, carpets of mosses, trees, stairways buried under part of the vegetation, we had the impression we were walking on the ground of a forgotten place. This was in fact the fortifications of Fort Oranje, which we were able to admire from higher up. But of course we didn’t go via the conventional entry path, and we very quickly found ourselves covered in dust, climbing into the place! Add to this the perspiration, the heat and the humidity - when we got back to Cataja, we went straight into the water! Otherwise, we have been impressed by this island’s ...

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