A week at Black Point
Date Sunday 8 April 2012
We have spent a week anchored off the community of Black Point. What a friendly and welcoming place. We met friends Richard and Penny, last seen at Morgan’s Bluff, and went to the Palm Sunday Service at the Gethsemane Baptist Church with them; a very joyous and fun filled service of worship. We felt underdressed, particularly in the hat department.
Richard and Penny had been here a couple of days and showed us some of the sites, including the community prize skiff that is raced in the inter community regattas during the summer.
With the mast stepped and a crew, I believe of 6 or 8, sitting out on boards, these small craft really shift.
There is a smart local police station complete with reminders of the past:
We met ‘Burkie Wright’ a native of the island who moved
Burkie is a retired senior policeman who is well travelled and he
showed us photographs of his time at the
We “struggled” through the week enjoying walks ashore and on Good Friday and Easter Saturday ate at the Church Bake Outs which provided very good local food; chicken, fish and ribs with macaroni, peas and rice and coleslaw. It was definitely a holiday weekend with many young families back from working in Nassau in addition to some 20 cruising yachts mostly stopping in transit on their way north or south down the Cays.
On Easter Sunday we again went to Church. This time it was a combined
service at St Luke’s
This particular example belonged to the leader of the service, a real
mitre on a lady who deserved to be a Bishop. It is very striking that whilst
they had a guest minister to preach, who in this instance was a man, the ladies
take the major role in the conduct of the service with a very dynamic style.
Tomorrow we will leave this delightful spot where we have been made so welcome and start to head back north.