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Current Rock of Residence:

St. Maarten

Island Girl Since:

2003

Originally Hails From:

St. Louis, Missouri

Kathy lives on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. She arrived by boat after completing a tour of the Caribbean. Starting in Chattanooga, TN and working her way down to Trinidad and back up to St. Maarten again in 2007 where she has lived for the past 9 years.

During her Caribbean sailing time, she stopped in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the BVI, the USVI, St. Barths, St. Martin, Antigua, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Iles des Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Bequia, St. Vincent, Carriacou, Petit St. Vincent, Petit Martinique, Grenada, and Port of Spain Trinidad. All of this has given her a broad view of island life as well as all of the quirky things unique to the different islands.

When she started her travels, she wrote a monthly newsletter to all of her friends and family and the boaters she met along the way. It included all the stories and incidents that occurred while they were on their adventure. She also has a website with pictures of the trip posted there. They are currently living on their boat which is on the hard for repairs (like living in a tree house) in the Simpson Bay lagoon.

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