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Monday, May 19, 2014

Hobnobbing in Harbour Island Eleuthera

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For less than $50 round trip, Spanish Wells
- Harbour Town, takes ~half hour each way,
the fast ferry leaves you with about four
too-short hours to enjoy Harbour Island.
Who hangs out in Harbour Town, Eleuthera? 

British royalty.  Mick Jagger and Lenny Kravitz. 

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Vrooom! A narrow channel didn’t seem
to hamper the ferry’s speed.
Local homeowners include Bill Gates, Revlon chairman Ron Perelman, duty-free tycoon Robert Miller, J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, media mogul Barry Diller and wife Diane von Furstenberg, and former Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga.

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Even in exclusive Harbour Town, chickens
cross the road (and boat).
And me, for a few blissful hours anyhow.  Didn’t see any celebs (though wouldn’t likely recognize any anyway), but did hang out with “Krazy Lady” aka Ann and Andy of Andante, and a free-range chicken or two.

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Even a simple cement dock was pretty
with Harbour Island’s water as a backdrop
Why? 

Will let the photos tell this tale….  

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Conch midden, another testament to an abundant appetite for conch.
Location Location
May 19, 2014 BAHAMAS Allan-Pensacola Cay, (N26.59.350 W77.41.353), though this is a recent retrospective from when we were in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera (N25.32.484 W76.44.728) late April - early May, 2014.  Tomorrow we head off for Double Breasted, between 35-40 miles.  From there. we’ll leave the Abacos the first viable weather window to Florida -- most likely the next day.  It's about 110 miles to Ft. Pierce, which we'll sail as an overnight passage, as we typically average ~5 miles / hour sailing.
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Too busy taking in the sights on a tight schedule
to rest in this restful spot.
 
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The gal at the Harbour Island
tourist office directed us to
this favorite spot of hers.
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In the same area; we were told this "fake"
tree was added later, but it still
looked cool to us.
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Who can resist taking a photo of a little
blue wooden skiff with a backdrop
this beautiful?
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Eleuthera is renowned for its pineapples.
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Valentine’s pink sand beach, Atlantic side,
Harbour Island.
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The water is even dreamier than the pink sand beach.