In January 2018 I went on a sailing ship cruise through the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean with Sail Windjammer on the S/V Mandalay. Saint Barthélemy was one of the stops on this cruise. We arrived in Saint Barthélemy after an overnight cruise from Saint Kitts and Nevis. From Saint Barth we continued on a short afternoon cruise to Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, our final destination.

Saint Barthélemy, called Ouanalao by the indigenous people, is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies. It lies about 35 km (22 miles) southeast of St. Martin and 60 km (37 miles) north of St. Kitts. Saint Barthélemy, a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of 25 km² (10 square miles) and a population of 9,278 (January 2013 census).

It is an island for the rich. You can see that by the luxury yachts and the expensive stores in Gustavia. I didn't spend much time in Gustavia. We then relocated further north to Anse de Colombier, where we spent some time at the beach.

Pictures of birds are on a separate page, combined for all the islands in the Caribbean:

Lesser Antilles Birds
Lesser Antilles Birds

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Approaching Saint Barthélemy (779k)
Fort Oscar
Fort Oscar overlooking Gustavia. (705k)
Private yachts in Gustavia harbor. (737k)
Crowded street in Gustavia, with the lighthouse in the background. (762k)

Anse de Colombier
Anse de Colombier
Anse de Colombier. (701k)
Anse de Colombier
Anse de Colombier. (970k)
Private luxury yacht anchored in Anse de Colombier. (632k)

Islands off Saint Barthélemy
Small island off Saint Barthélemy (721k)
Small island off Saint Barthélemy with a sailboat anchored in the bay. (764k)
Wave action on a small island off Saint Barthélemy (705k)
Many of the small islands are covered with Guano, bird excrements. (803k)
Two jet skis driving from Saint Barthélemy to a small island. (869k)

The total number of pictures online on my website from Saint Barthélemy is 12

Page last updated on Sun Aug 14 01:28:50 2022 (Mountain Standard Time)

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