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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.


  1. Great pictures. Happy Easter!
    Maurice and Bernie

  2. Happy to hear that you had a good winter in the Bahama Islands, and congratulations on your new "status." I spent three winters in the Bahamas during the 1990's and I know from experience that the Bahama Islands are indeed a super destination. Since we met back in Shelburne NS during the 2010 Summer, I have returned to New Jersey USA and then found that family business required me to remain there during the 2011 Summer. Hope to see you "out there" in the near future.

    Armond Perretta

    s/v Kerry Deare