So Jim and I are both happy.
After a 1.5 hour bus ride, where all the old guys on the bus tell the driver how to drive, when to pull out, etc., which was actually great fun and $2, Jim and I ended up at Orient Beach in French St.Martin. The kiting and wind are great, and it's French (read topless) so Jim is happy. I am happy because they have restaurants on the beach with internet, shade, food, beer, and it's French (read they allow dogs!)
All good here!