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Day 13: 18th Dec

We had breakfast at the villa and then all three of us headed over to Pointe Milou and did a circular short walk around the point. We took photos and admired the view.
We headed over to Colombier and bought a quiche and some bread for lunch. Plus we stopped at the supermarket for a few more salads.
We had a lovely salad lunch at the villa and then relaxed for a couple of hours around the villa.
Just after 3pm, Grant and I headed over to Marigot beach to snorkel. Considering the conditions on the rest of the island were far from perfect, we actually had a really good time and saw some stingrays, turtles and an over-friendly remora that I think wanted to clean us!
We got back to the villa at 4:30pm in time for Rosita's visit at 5pm. She shared some wine with us and we chatted for over an hour. We handed over our Christmas presents for Rosita and her husband, Jean-Paul.
Julien had kindly booked us a table at his restaurant the Wall House at 7:30pm so we drove into Gustavia. The Wall House is in a wonderful location overlooking the harbour and we were greeted warmly when we arrived and we were given a table overlooking the harbour.
We started our meal with a complimentary delicious grapefruit cocktail. To start, I had an arugula salad and Grant and Dad both had the homemade gnocchi which came in puff pastry and a delicious creamy pesto sauce. They both thought it was amazing.
For main course, Dad chose the duck in a honey sauce. Grant had the mahi mahi served with mashed potato and I had the tuna tataki.
We selected a bottle of pouilly fume to accompany our meal which had been recommended by Frederico. Just before our starters arrived we were formally introduced to Julien's father, Bernard Tatin who was the perfect gentleman.
For dessert, my Dad chose a French speciality called Conversation, which he loved. Grant and I shared a beautifully light coconut cake which tasted like a macaroon. We all had coffee and a complimentary rum to finish. After our meal we took a wander around the harbour where we could see a few parties taking place on some of the mega sized boats. We did some window shopping and then headed back to the villa where we enjoyed a nightcap.

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