|Radeen happily says, OMG, look at this store.....|
Now that we are here in Marsh Harbour, we are thrilled once again with the many conveniences and services provided in this town. We are amazed by the massive grocery store, Maxwell's and the large hardware store, Standard Hardware. These stores match any we would find in the USA, yet we are reminded that we are in the Bahamas, mon! Coming from the Exumas, where a store may be a room in a house with three shelves of limited supplies, and now being presented with such large retail establishments, is quite overwhelming. Commercialism and marketing are everywhere, and it is honestly a SHOCK.
Along with this marketing we also have noticed the different attitudes of the store workers. In the Exumas, the people are calm and so happy to see you visiting their store. Conversely, in Marsh Harbour, they really don't seem to care if you are there or not. Reminds us of the attitudes of marketing in the USA. We all can learn a lot from the people of the Exumas, how polite and calm and honestly helpful they are. That is a beautiful place in the world, with genuinely friendly people.
|Desmond is the LIMBO KING, no one can go lower|
Another thing we all do in Marsh Harbor is head off to Maxwell's Grocery Store nearly every day. We take our rolling luggage carts or back packs and go shopping for provisions. We wheel them back to the dinghy dock where we load them up and take them out to the mother ship on anchor. Once at the mother ship, we hand the items one at a time up into the cockpit and then move them below decks where they are stored in the lockers.
|A typical grocery store run|
|A full moon over the harbor with IP40 Navigator on anchor|
|Desmond preparing to limbo low. He has been performing for more than 15 years!!|
|Hayden working on his Rake and Scrape skills|
Rake and Scrape is percussion via a screw driver and a saw!
|One grocery store run for the HEAVY items|