After two great nights spent “in the Bahamas”, but not technically “in the Bahamas” (complicated…I know!) we officially made it to Green Turtle Cay and checked into the Bahamas from Donny’s marina in Black Sound.
You are allowed to be in the country and snorkel and swim and drink happy hours on your boat – you just can’t go to land without being “official.” We pulled into Green Turtle on Thursday morning and went straight to the Immigrations office and get all the official things out of the way.
As luck would have it, the sweet immigration lady had just sat down to lunch, so she handed us forms and sent us on our way to her recommended lunch spot. (Again – here we are just wandering about town without anyone even having a glance at our passports…) We stumbled onto “2 Shortys” and promptly ordered a Kalik – the local Bahamian beer – and chicken tenders with a side of conch fritters. When in Rome….
We managed to get a great tour of town while wandering about and found more churches per capita than bars – so I guess you can say we will not go un-churched! Green Turtle is a great little place with narrow streets, colorful buildings and immaculate clean streets, we truly marveled at the tidyness of everything. A dinghy ride around the corner allowed us to welcome some friends from FL to the Bahamas and we called it a day.
This morning we woke up super early (that happens when you go to bed at 8pm!!) and I devised a run. Google Maps told me that the Bluff House marina was 1.6 miles away and I decided it was the perfect run for the morning. My grumpy partner and I started out a bit later than we should have (HOT!), but were determined to see the island by foot.
It was officially the last time he will trust me and my directional abilities – which are spotty at best.
8 MILES later we hitchhiked the last 1/2 mile home and called it good on athletics for the week. So far Bahamas workouts – 2, Allison – 0. I have been beat up every time I tried! Naturally we planned a beach trip next. I operated under the assumption we were taking the dinghy to the beach and nearly cried when Bo told me we were walking. The horror.
100% the best walk of the day. We landed at the quintessential Bahamas beach and had it to ourselves. A perfect afternoon!