|Joe takes a closer look at an approaching|
squall line on the horizon.
|Reflections of the Hopetown Lighthouse|
by Joe Boulay
Hopetown became our base of operations in the Abacos with a two week stay on a mooring. The pristine beach was delightful for a walk and swim with only a few tourists speckling the area in front of the resort leaving the remainder of the beach relatively secluded. The resort was actually a pleasant stop for a Kalik before heading back to the Simple Life.
|The beach Hopetown, Elbow Cay, Bahamas|
|Friends Kitty & Scott from Tamure aboard |
Simple Life in Hopetown
|Michele & Guy playing at the Hopetown Harbour Lodge Resort|
|Pete's Pub, Little Harbour, Abaco|
Little Harbour was also on the itinerary this year since we hadn't stopped there for eleven years! The last time we'd visited we hitchhiked 20 miles from Marsh Harbour with our Kiwi friends Bob and Robin. This time we sailed there timing our arrival for high tide to avoid running aground on the shallow bar at the harbor entrance.
A couple of highlights of Little Harbour are Pete's Pub owned by sculptor Pete Johnston whose family settled Little Harbour when it was virtually uninhabited in 1951 and the Johnston's Foundry which was built by Pete's father, sculptor Randolph Johnston in the early 1960's. The foundry was closed to visitors during our short stay, but we did enjoy lunch at the pub and a walk on the beach.
|Joe ordering Kaliks at Pete's Pub, Little Harbour, Abaco|
|Rowing in Little Harbour, Abaco|
|Dolphins on the Little Bahama Banks off Simple Life's bow|
|Joe & Michele at the Jib Room |
by Hayden Cochran
|Dolphin escorts as Simple Life exited the Little Bahama Banks|
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