The Island life for me…yo ho.

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January 18, 2013 by Last Star blog

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We spend a lovely day at Harbour Island!  We have been told some cautionary tales about taking our big boat through the ‘devils backbone’ to get to Harbour Island and it is wise to hire a captain to take your boat through the crazy coral heads and reefs protecting the harbor, or you take the fast ferry to town.  We took the fast ferry!  It was only about a 30 minute ride and there is a good reason they call it the Devil’s backbone.

The high speed ferry to Island Harbour

The high speed ferry to Island Harbour

Harbour Island from the ferry

Harbour Island from the ferry

The island has a little more vertical development than the other islands we have seen so far. The architecture reminded me of Charleston.  I loved the city and we walked all over!  There were scenes that made your heart break, of course, as anywhere in the Bahamas but the overall Island was beautiful.  Just as we were passing by, a fisherman caught a large bone-fish and then to our surprise he walked up to the waiter we were talking to and just handed him the fish over the veranda.  The waiter kept talking and holding the fish–and the fish’s mouth was opening and closing in time to the waiter’s dialogue, it was like a ventriloquist act.  It cracked me up!

The talking bone-fish

The talking bone-fish

We had stopped to talk to him because the building/bar and logo were just divine!

Fabulous Graphic!

Fabulous Graphic!

We walked to the top of the island and to the other side for lunch at the Pink Sands resort at their Blue Bar atop the pink beaches of the island.  Fresh fish, Bahamian beers, an idyllic setting and a killer view!

The blue bar from the beach

The blue bar from the beach

Us at lunch, look at that water!!

Us at lunch, look at that water!!

The rooster that visited us at lunch.

The rooster that visited us at lunch.

the view from our table

the view from our table

After a nice long walk through the town we bought some handmade baskets from a really nice woman out of her garage, she was watching a movie and came out to tell us the plot!  Then we hiked up to a newish and very hip bar/restaurant … “Sip Sip.” (sip sip is the local slang for gossip) It is set looking over the water and tucked into palm trees, a bright green building with some really terrific art!

The Sip Sip... rum and ginger beer...yummmmmmy

The Sip Sip… rum and ginger beer…yummmmmmy

Beach trash-art!

Beach trash-art!

The whole island has louvered shutters and open verandas, we loved every minute of the day here.  I could stay for a long week!
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local color

local color

 

Basket of cats at Dilly-Dally

Basket of cats at Dilly-Dally

We joke on these islands that if there were a sound track it would be a mix of Reggea musak, roosters and golf carts.

golf carts

golf carts

Here are some of the houses along the waterfront as we headed back to the ferry.

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6 thoughts on “The Island life for me…yo ho.

  1. Grunt says:

    Awesome! Keep writing.

  2. Beth says:

    WOW….amazing pictures….I will add that location to our bucket list….what a gorgeous location that seems to have it all…..Can those lovely houses pictured at the end be rented out? Both look like your living the good life !!

  3. Terry says:

    You both look fantastic! If it weren’t for the blogs containing full disclosure of what life on a boat is like, your photos make it seem effortless! Great job and thank you so much for sharing. I love the photos from this entry most of all! Miss you tons P! Guess what? I just booked a trip to Paris and Provence for the week of June 2, just me and Francesca! I can’t wait and will probably email you closer to the date to get some tips on where to go! Love, T

  4. Terry, Thanks! And you know the issues we have…LOL. I am truly pea green with envy about your trip to France!! Not only will you love it, but seeing it with and through Francesca…an amazing experience to be sure. Am missing the Bridge Babes, the boys play cards but not Hank! P

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