The new Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Bridge is open. This bridge cuts across the lagoon and makes access to the international airport – located on the Dutch side- easier. It also acts as the approximate dividing line across the lagoon between countries. One can only imagine the politics that took place when two countries are involved in building ONE bridge. However, a cruiser told me the other day it was built in record time so maybe there is hope for world peace.
Anyway, this past Saturday they had a big fireworks display to celebrate the opening. We had the PERFECT vantage point from our anchorage off the Witches Tit on the French side of the lagoon so we invited some other yachties over to share the view. The crews of s/v Janey, s/v Georgia and s/v Sonic Boom joined us on s/v Honey Ryder. The fireworks were impressive and we had a great time with everyone aboard.