Friday, January 29, 2010

Hopetown, Abaco, Bahamas

Continuing the adventure in Hope Town in Abaco, Bahamas. These pics were all taken during early January. It was a bit cool, like in the 70's, hence the pants and light sweaters. That was kind of nice though. Now, that we're further South in Long Island, it's a lot warmer.
This is the junior Junkanoo in Hope Town. There was a parade and all the children dressed up in Junkanoo costumes and the Junkanoo band played while they walked through town. Everyone followed along including all the town dogs. It was really fun!

That night there were fireworks right over the harbour. You can see the lighthouse all lit up with Christmas lights in the background here, and our cat Jack watching from on top of the bimini.

The Hope Town lighthouse looked so pretty decorated for the holidays!
Can you believe how beautiful and bright the moonlight was this night! ? It was like the sun!

Yes, all moonlight... no flash!

Charlie is doing his part for Hope Town tourism.
The adorable Hope Town waterfront.
The Hope Town lighthouse is absolutely charming!
Bingo night at Capt'n Jacks in the harbour. $2/card and the pot was around $300. Of course, our friend Brad won by using his Jedi mind powers!
Charlie loves exploring the villages~
Home sweet home~

Hope Town Beach~

One night we went to watch the light keeper light the light house. It is one of the only kerosene powered lighthouses still in operation.
The light keeper was very stoic as he lit the flame. Back in 2001, a different light keeper let me light the mantle after he demonstrated there was nothing to fear by pouring alcohol over his hand and lighting it on fire! That was an interesting night!
This is Little Harbour, a sweet little place on the island of Great Abaco. Pete's Pub is a fun beachfront bar and you never know who you'll see there. The last time I was there, the Miami Dolphins sea plane landed in the harbour and some of the team hopped out to have a drink. It was a sight to see that plane weaving in and out among the anchored boats.

The sculptor Randolph Johnston and his family settled here years ago and Pete Johnston follows his father's footsteps as he creates bronze and gold art right here at the foundry. Everything is displayed and many pieces are for sale in the gallery. It's all really amazing~

Isn't Charlie cute peeking out from behind me?
And of course, my blue water hunter provided sustenance from the sea once again!
Check out all that gorgeous reef!

This is a fabulous lobster tortilla pie I made with fresh tomatoes on top, YUMMY!And the sunset over Little Harbour illuminated mackeral skies which means that it would rain within 48 hours... good to know if you're a sailor.
To be continued...


  1. The Hope Town light house is darling. What a fun way to spend the holidays! You look great, Jeannette. And, I can't get over your sea hunting husband!!!!!!

  2. I love, love, love keeping up with your warm weather adventures as I sit freezing in snowy Colorado. Some day...

  3. Caroline, I say do it now, why not? My website tells you how...

  4. You guys are living the dream, what more can I say...

  5. p.s I'd be really interested in seeing how you dismember and make such wonderful things our of that very intimidating lobster. Hats off to Brian and his sea hunting skillz

  6. I haven't been by in a while and now I remember why; I want to join in on your adventures! How incredible. Beautiful, just beautiful!