As we walked the one mile beach, we looked back across the bay and zoomed in to take this photo with the rocky point to the northwest of the bay compressed into Island Spirit, so it looks closer than it is. We have our sunshades up all the time because we really try hard not to get too much sun. It is so bright and so intense that we get sunburned very easily. So, up with the shade every day.
After a morning of sanding teak and some more varnish work outside by Hayden and boat cleaning chores below decks by Radeen, we decided to treat ourselves to lunch out at the Fernandez Bay Resort. This place reminds me of a mini Bitter End Yacht club in the BVIs with the high quality landscaped grounds, interesting decorations and beautiful buildings. Check out this resort here:http://www.fenandezbayvillage.com/
|Hayden working on teak varnish from the dinghy|
|Radeen enjoying a great lunch|
|The lobby with reading materials|
|The "honor" bar where you help yourself and pay later. Great rum punch!|
|The honor bar|
|Island Spirit anchored off the beach|
|The dinghy, "Buns II" is our car, the only one on the beach|
|View of our boat from lunch|
|The dining room with traditional thatched roof|
|Cool art work on the walls|
|Beach walks with sun hats, it is hot and sunny|
|We so enjoy this view|
|The entire Fernandez Beach at low tide all to ourselves, one mile long|
|The flying gable of the resort's main hall|
After a nice lunch and a long walk on the beach, we decide to cool off with a late day beach swim. This beach ranks as one of the most beautiful beaches we have been on. The sand is powder smooth and very firm and of course the water is "gin clear" like all lower Bahamian islands.
|Swimming time from the beach|
|One of 14 homes for rent with the resort, some homes are private|
Just as we were preparing for showers and sunset, our buddies on Crealock 34 Neverland, Cynthia and Jim, sailed in. They dropped anchor off our starboard bow and drifted back into a very nice spot. PERFECT, now we have to stay another day! I dinghied over with some fresh yellow tail tuna to share the endless bounty of our fish, and then they stopped over to Island Spirit for a nice visit. We will explore the beach and resort more tomorrow. Check out Neverland framed by our galley porthole window. So cool. I love to take this photo.
|Buddies Cynthia and Jim drop the hook next to us|
|Radeen and Jim at sunset with Neverland in the background|
|Hayden and Cynthia share a smile|
We were treated to another beautiful Bahamas Sunset on the water as the conch horns rang out.....
|Our sunset lighting up Fernandez Bay|
Here is a Google Satellite photo of this location!