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Friday, April 22, 2011

Heading for the Abacos

After our guests left we headed for the Abacos. We left Nassau,  had one of our best sailing experiences yet, everything was just perfect and headed for Royal Harbour for the night which is just at the Northern tip of the Elutheras.

Next day went to visit Spanish Wells where the sand is actually a pinkish colour.  This island is one of the richest islands in the Bahamas due to lobster fishing.  A rather different place from the Exumas, more white people than black, lots of very blond haired children, very religious and just about everybody's last name is Pinder.

A lot of people we talked to along the way didn't really seem to have too many good things to say about the's too cold, too windy, too commercialized, too many Americans etc.  So we were a little wary about going, but the weather was great, the people very friendly and the towns and beaches quite beautiful.  At Treasure Cay for $10 a day you could get free showers, free internet, grocery store and laundry near by and a one of most beautiful beaches around to walk on and swim at.

Sailing from Nassau to Royal Harbour

Homes along the way

Hope Town Lighthouse

One of amazing trees in the Abacos

The beach at Treasure Cay (So beautiful and hardly anybody there)

I wonder who these guys are.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Visitors from Canada

Finally left Georgetown after a rather extended stay and headed back up to Nassau to meet up with my mom and daughter for the first week of March.  We were looking forward to seeing them since we haven't seen them for quite a while.  We decided to stay at a Marina for the time that they were here just so it would be easier for everybody, come and go as you please plus showers etc.  We had some nice sailing weather coming up from Georgetown, fairly high winds and following seas and pretty much surfed right into Nassau Harbour.
Arriving Guests
Pat having one of those fruity drinks.
More eating and drinking.

And still more eating and drinking.