Blue Norther in Green Turtle….

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May 16, 2013 by Last Star blog

Blue Norther in Green Turtle….

So after a sweltering night on Sunday night we were eagerly awaiting the passage to of the cool front to help with the breeze and the temps.  Alek told us that Orlando had some rain and then glorious blue skies the day before….good news for us generally (we are currently at the same latitude as West Palm Beach) as the weather here mimics Florida a day or two later.  Well last night did not disappoint.  About 5:00 PM the wind started to clock around to the west, then northwest and by this morning northeast with a wonderful dry and clear blue sky–heaven.

Yesterday we went for another walk on Green Turtle and the town of New Plymouth.  Before our walk I snapped these photos of Cooper and Mini doing what they do best….

Cooper on Port side with life jacket pillow

Cooper on Port side with life jacket pillow

Mini on Starboard with metal winch handle for pillow....??

Mini on Starboard with metal winch handle for pillow….??

We took the dinghy to the local dock and trudged up the hill into town in search of some distractions.

Greetings

Greetings

We hit Mackintosh’s bakery for some brownie and Lemon cake.  Went and got stamps at the post office for a Post Card to our friend Francine in Va (she’ll get it in about a month!!),

Post office, administration office, police; none open every day

Post office, administration office, police; none open every day

Working telephone booth...yes they still exist

Working telephone booth…yes they still exist

eyeballed the grocery store to see about last minute needs.  I had to go to another grocery store for my Ice Cream Drumstick fix.

On our way out of town we were looking at the bay and ended up near the cemetery.  Here are some snaps of the cemetery.  One thing we noticed is that there is a myriad of levels of service when you expire here in Paradise.

Loaded!  Note the headstone beyond is nearly identical; find one you like, you stick with it.

Loaded! Note the headstone beyond is nearly identical; find one you like, you stick with it.

Pretty standard throughout, older but respectful

Pretty standard throughout, older but respectful

Oh boy, retired conch fisherman.  Wooden stick, in the corner near the electrical transformers

Oh boy, retired conch fisherman. Wooden stick, in the corner near the electrical transformers

The town is a real pleasure to see under the clear cool conditions.  We went back this morning to get some more milk, eggs, dairy, and vegetables.  Another walk in town and short visit.

Town Museum, note open basement

Town Museum, note open basement

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Houses on bay

Houses on bay

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Green Turtle is a favorite stop for our friend Susan from Nova Scotia, it is pretty clear why.  The folks are friendly, lots to see, great place to stay.  We are planning our return trip now, about 7 more stops before we cross back to Florida so the Bahamas are nearly complete.  Don’t know what the wee-fee will be like up in the northern reaches of the Abacos but we’ll try and stay in touch.

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