We spent last week in Hope Town, Bahamas and fell in love. Everyone warns us it will be hard to leave pleases we love and they are correct! We pulled in last Saturday night in anticipation of some bad weather forecast for the week. We grabbed a mooring at $20/night or $100/week (we chose to stay for the week!) and settled in to the Hope Town life.
Picture the cutest, brightest, happiest little place filled with other boaters and you have Hope Town. We can take showers for $5.50 a pop and enjoy the use of the hotel pool and swim up bar! Yes please! I hit the local yoga class and Bo interviewed the museum historian.
As expected, the weather turned on Tuesday and we hunkered down until Thursday morning. North winds are no joke and it rained and blew 20-30 mph for a few days. We entertained ourselves with lots of card games and more than one book apiece.
The Hope Town lighthouse is the main attraction and it is as picturesque as we hoped. For a few days Selah was anchored right outside the harbor (free!!) and we could see her from the top of the lighthouse.
All in all, we were thrilled with our week in Hope Town. We played Bingo at Capt Jacks on Monday, joined other cruisers for Friday night at the Wine Down Sip Sip (a tradition, we are told…), ran all over the island for FUN and exercise and ate more than our fair share of coconut bread and key lime pie from Vernons.
We rang every ounce of fun out of this town and I am already planning family vacation to come back! But alas, it was time to move on. Weather looks good and beaches are calling my name…