Wednesday, November 26, 2014

George Town Exumas

The short day run from Staniel Cay to George Town was calm and beautiful. Anna Mae has been anchored in front of The Monument on Stocking Island. A hike we decided not to take due to the mosquitos...

Our days have been full and relaxing in the warm clear waters that surrounds us. Snorkeling, hiking and long walks on the white sandy beaches looking for treasures, swimming with turtles and rays have been memorable highlights. 

We met friends at The Club Peace and Plenty one evening to enjoy a delicious Bohemian dinner and dancing. 

The Chat N Chill, another fun beach hangout is party central. With a sunday pig roast, volleyball in the powdery sand and fresh fish fries. We ate conch salad, not my favorite, but the conch fritters are wonderful. Bridget discovered a local drink, the Goombay.



The entrance to town by dingy is a narrow cut under a small single lane bridge into Lake Victoria. A small salt lake that is surrounded by shops. George Town is the capital and largest town on the mainland, a nice seaside community with pink government buildings overlooking Elizabeth Harbor. A huge African fig tree shades the straw market which consists of a half-dozen outdoor shops. 


Our next day hop will be to Clarence Town on Long Island. We plan to watch the world free diving competitions being held at the blue hole.

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