We have finally found somewhere with enough bandwidth to upload photos! And so without further ado...
Monday, May 18, 2009
Hello all! We have had a busy couple of weeks and not much Internet availability. From Long Island we traveled to Conception Island. It is an uninhabited island about 25 miles north east of the North end of Long Island. It was an incredibly beautiful anchorage! From there we traveled to Cat Island to link up with some other "kid boats" and tour the island. While there we hiked to the highest hill in the Bahamas which has a hermitage on site. It was something special to be at a wonderful overlook and enter a one person chapel with its cross as the highest feature in the Bahamas! On the path up, were the 12 stations of the cross. Each station was depicted by sculpture or plaque.
From Cat, we sailed to Eleuthera. We stayed a few days in Rock Sound, a few in Governor's Harbor, and are now in Alabaster Bay, just off the beach from a resort named Cocodimama. It has some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten!
We plan to move North on Thursday once the weather gets better. I hope to post pictures soon so stand by!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
We traveled 40 miles east - south east to Long Island. 80 miles long and with a population of 4000, it is a destination for bonefishermen from around the world. We are staying at the Stella Maris marina and having a great time. Yesterday we drove south to Davis' Blue Hole which is a blue hole just steps from shore that reaches a depth of 660 feet. Caroline and I both jumped from the cliffs on the far side, right into the middle of the deep part. We also toured the largest cave in the Bahamas and discovered many kinds of stalactites and stalagmites. Caroline's favorite part was seeing the fruit bats that inhabit the cave. Today, we went to the Christopher Columbus monument and enjoyed a spectacular overlook.
Heeeeeeeres the pictures!
We can definately say a good time was had by all at the 56th Annual National Family Island Regatta in Georgetown Bahamas! Locals and Cruisers alike let it all hang out for the entire week culminating in a huge party Saturday night which would rival Marti Gras! We only stayed til 8:00 and things were well on their way to getting out of hand. Let me just comment too that the Nassau Police Marching Band was awesome and would rival any drumline in the states!
Enjoy the pics