Monday, April 4, 2016

Return to Hope Town

...The world famous Hope Town Lighthouse...
Arriving in the Abacos after sailing the Exumas is always a feeling of "coming home" because it is so familiar and so protected from weather fronts making us feel very safe. We sailed up from Little Pete's Pub under a jib only with IP 37 GALILEO, Larry and Gerry, and our friends on s/v MINX, Jay and Tanya. who secured a mooring ball for us with Truman of "Lucky Strike." We gladly paid for a week. Jay has been vacationing in Hope Town with his family since the 1980's so he knows many people in Hope Town. In appreciation for this, we had Jay and Tanya over to Island Spirit for brunch complete with a vegan baked oatmeal dish, fruit and coffee. It was a fun welcome to Hope Town.

Hayden and Radeen walking Elbow Cay
Our days in Hope Town are peaceful and relaxing with a 3 mile walk around the north end of Elbow Cay, then mid day we work on the boat and web site jobs until we pack up and head over to the pool for some laps and afternoon sun. We make dinners aboard and enjoy watching the lighting of the famous Hope Town Lighthouse. The days simply slip away and we really love it here because it is so protected and so peaceful. We do plan to move on and return to the JIB ROOM where we think the best food in the Abacos is served with their famous Rib Night on Wednesdays and Steak Night on Saturdays. We look forward to several of these wonderful nights. For now, we will enjoy our time in Hope Town and count our blessings.

On a mooring in Hope Town


The best seats in Hope Town

Springtime flowers 

Relaxing on the best seats in Hope Town

My favorite cottage in Hope Town

Perfect landscaping

So beautiful

Endless beautiful landscaping

I love taking photos of these due to the many shadows


Cottage after cottage, they are so beautiful

My second favorite cottage with whimsical whales.

St. James Methodist Church of Hope Town

Jay and Tanya of s/v MINX out at Capt n Jack's 

Hope Town Lighthouse

Radeen doing her laps in the pool

Champagne Brunch on Island Spirit with Jay and Tanya

We had a reserved table on Island Spirit :-)

Brunch on Island Spirit

Jay and Tanya of s/v MINX

3 comments:

G Kerlin said...

Rib and steak night is my kind of night!
Love the photos. The colors are so vivid. Such a pretty place, it's easy to see why you love it.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay happy.

michele boulay said...

Sorry we missed you. Joe is checking our alternator with Ken from Tintean. No charging...there's always something. Enjoy the Jib Room!

Linda said...

Lovely photos! :)