ELBOW REEF LIGHT HOUSE VISIT
A short walk along the path brought us to the Hope Town Light house. Built in 1864; Early settlers had relied on the spoils of the ship wrecks off the coast (called Wrecking) and this trade quickly fell away once the light house was installed.
Note the detail on a door handle leading out to the observation deck!
WATER TAXI Hope Town is across the bay from the marina and light house; no worries a free water taxi will give a ride to your destination. For the price of a couple dollars tip – we could hop on and off for shopping or dining ! Saved us the trouble of dropping our dinghy in the water! Got a peek at more shells displayed along the path.
EXPLORING STREETS OF HOPETOWN
Spring has arrived; and streets are lined with Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Bahamian Yellow Elderflower.
After strolling through the streets, we enjoyed a late lunch at Wine and Sip; and then wondered through the tourist shops. We stopped in at a liquor store; confirmed the pricing we had heard about and were glad our beer supply was not running low yet!
The narrow streets barely give room to a vehicle; much more suitable for the numerous golf carts and bicycles used for transportation.
Even the church is colorful.
Bought 60 gallons of water for our tanks cost .35 per gal before leaving for our next anchorage. Water shortage on the islands, so it is metered at each slip!
Next up a visit to Tiloo and Tahiti- two more spots to explore.