Staniel Cay Walkabout
After staring at the nurse sharks and stingrays for a while we explored the marina. Nothing fancy here, no showers, a pool the size of a big bath and no laundry. There is a pay as you go wi-fi $10 for 200mb, not much but enough to catch up with emails and blogs. The sign up page is worth slipping in here. It made us laugh.
Down the road, beach on the right, we passed a small graveyard on the left with a clapped out tennis court behind it. Of course it warranted a comment from Bear. I told you sport was bad for you. Typical. Just typical
St Luke's Clinic and a wonderful sprawl of Berger paint colours. We were on the lookout for a pink building that was the supermarket. It was more than pink and had a wonderful lady owner. We have bought very little since leaving St Thomas but had run out of bread and milk. Four tomatoes, a pack of three cos lettuce, four bananas, six cans of diet coke, two milk, a small vinegar (who ever runs out of vinegar) and four bananas came to $46.75. Trying not to choke we beat a quiet retreat.
A happy little house with another first outside - a 'One Carefully Owned' Golf Cart.
Across the road was a gem - a ladies dream - a washing machine with wringer attachment - WOW
Back toward the marina, these chaps may have laughing gull as their name, but do they make a hideous noise
The Staniel Cay Yacht Club bar. A fun place with great chairs made out of old barrels, painted with rope edging looked really rather good. Another first was the 'One Carefully Owned' pool table that had several bits on the floor beneath. Bear waiting patiently to be served, while I sat a cogitated my shopping bill, still a marvelous mudslide hit the spot. If you want an evening meal here, you have to order by five and everyone gets served at seven thirty. Steak at $33, chicken at $28 and baby ribs also $28, lobster $42 and Rock Cornish Hen at $28, finally rack of lamb at $33. All served with Bahamian rice and peas. Prices include 15% gratuity but 5% to be added for credit card. Happily we have our mahi-mahi and on principal we will not waste him.
En route back to Beez, we stopped to take these pictures of the cottages for rent. Daily rates for the large cottage are $255. Waterfront suite $195. Waterfront one bedroom $165. A golf cart to hire for the day $65. A bike $15. Ocean kayak $35. Scuba gear $20 and the tank $20. Time to put the shopping away.
ALL IN ALL REALLY HAPPY TO BE HERE, BUT HAPPIER STILL ON BEEZ NEEZ