From Treasure Cay, we ran back to Hope Town so we could walk the town. We tried to buy some coconut bread from Vernon, but he was sold out once again. We will just have to eat our homemade Island Spirit Bread. Here is one more architecture shot from Hope Town.
After a wonderful "Sunday Dinner" on Tuesday (this afternoon) at 2-3 pm, we then enjoyed a very happy hour with music and singing and great friends aboard IP420 True North. Steve on IP38 Slow Flight joined us with his guests Wendy, Eric and Susan. Here are some fun shots..
At sunset, our special treat for Wendy and Craig was to meet the lighthouse keeper, Jeffrey. THIS IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT to experience while here in Hope Town. Jeffrey has been one of the two lighthouse keepers for 8 years. His father was the lighthouse keeper at 3 other lighthouses in the Bahamas, which are now automated. He shared with us the history and the process of lighting the kerosene mantle. What an experience to witness Jeffery inside the lens when he first heats the burner with alcohol. When it is hot, he can turn on the pressurized gas, lift a light up to the spewing gas and the flame ignites. AMAZING TO SEE... Here are some great photos of Jeffrey lighting the Elbow Cay Lighthouse
Hope Town, a very special place...and even more special to share with Wendy and Craig!