I’m a bit late with this post, maybe three or four months late! Following a few days in Orlando at an industry trade show, Josée and I jumped on a quick flight to Nassau then on to Eleuthera, an outer island in the Bahamas. We stayed at a beachfront cottage, a fifteen minute bike ride south of the small village of North Palmetto. It was nice and quiet, right on a beautiful beach with some coral knolls twenty yards offshore. We spent a few days riding our cruiser bikes around the area, meeting locals, drinking Kalik and picking up a few supplies at the local market – the supply boat only docked Tuesdays and Thursdays we soon discovered. We relaxed at the cottage, soaked up a little sun although it was very hot and did some beach walking and snorkeling. Our favourite beach was Ten Bay Beach, located on the Caribbean side of the island which averages about 3 km in width. It was shallow and calm, a post-card type beach. The Atlantic side of the island, where our cottage was found, had decent snorkeling and swimming but was a bit rough at times, most notably when the trades blew.
Overall, my impression of the Bahamas was good. The people were lovely – very friendly, relaxed and quick with a smile. The weather was good, although we arrived about two weeks after a hurricane went through. The thing which struck me more than anything was that Eleuthera seemed like a step back in time, a slow pace of life. Enjoy the pics and if you want more information about our trip, just fire me an email or give me a call!