Saturday, April 6, 2013

Treasure Cay Beach

Spent the day walking the beach......

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Little Harbor; Abacos, Bahamas

We finally had a stretch of good winds to head down to the southern end of the Sea of Abaco to Little Harbor. Beautiful downwind sailing always makes a pleasant day! We had to anchor for the night outside of Little Harbor to wait for high tide the next day. Low tide at the entrance is 3.5' and we need 6'. We crossed the bar with 6" to spare and grabbed one of the few available mooring balls in the small harbor.

This is a very unique place. Randolph Johnston had a good career as a sculptor in New England in the 1950's. He bought a sailboat and gave up his New England work to set sail for the Bahamas (sound familiar?) with his wife and 3 children. The boat sank in a storm before he even left Boston! Undeterred, they drove to Florida, took a boat across and moved to the central Abacos. After a short time he moved the family to a cave at Little Harbor to start a homestead.

Yes, his wife and 3 small kids lived in this cave for several months while building their first home in what was wilderness. He eventually set up a foundry and started casting bronze again.

His son Pete continues to cast bronze in the foundry but also runs Pete's Pub. A true beach bar, great atmosphere.

Rush hour on the way to the pub.

This is one of those magical little places that is hard to describe. We'll be back.