Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Island Hopping: Eleuthera

There are so many things about Eleuthera I want to remember.  All the driving can be tedious, but when you come upon beauty like this, it makes it all worth it.

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The Poincianas are beginning to bloom.  Their other name if Flame Tree.

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This pineapple fence left me with a little fence envy…  Is there such a thing?  I spy a pink cottage behind that pineapple fence.

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Most of the time the boys were good sports about all the driving we did.

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Coming into the settlements you come upon things like this.

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It is just beautiful in its simplicity.

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Some settlements would have a few roadside stands, a few houses and maybe a single pump gas station.

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Others were slightly more developed.  Miller loved seeing the chickens all over the place.

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Allen was fascinated that functional phone booths are still there.

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This was my favorite cottage.  Can’t you just imagine what it might be like on the inside?

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One of the unofficial slogans of Eleuthera is “Eleuthera: It’s not for everyone!”  I have to agree.  We loved every second of our time there, but it is very basic.  If you’re looking for something particular, you would want to bring it with you.  The food stores are also their hardware store, gas station, pharmacy, and everything in between.  I’m so glad that we got to experience the real Bahamas.

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