Kathy, Liz, Tessa and I went shopping in Marigot, while the guys went to the marine stores on the Dutch side.  After going to the Mall, we realized it was a St Martin holiday and the rest of the shops were closed.  We had an excellent Creole lunch at Enoch’s, a local place by the ferry dock, and then decided to take the bus over to Phillipsburg. For 2 USD you can ride from Marigot to Phillipsburg (Dutch side).  There you will find the biggest Ace Hardware I have ever seen.  It had hardware stuff downstairs, and upstairs it sold everything else, from toys, to housewares to makeup.  Yes, makeup at Ace Hardware.  That was a surprise.  We then met the guys back on the French side for happy hour.