Willy and Frauke in Nassau

Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Thu 1 Apr 2010 22:12
Nassau, New Providence Island
We have spent a short time here - doing some re-stocking, visiting downtown and saying farewell to Willy and Frauke.
Yesterday we took the jitney (bus) downtown to the cruise ship/ touristy area where we wandered around, enjoying some people watching and curio shopping. After lunch, while Frauke and I checked out the merchandise in the infamous party spot Senor Frog, the guys watched a man doing wood carving with an Estwing axe. (Mike has one of these, and I expect a flurry of carving soon)
Later the afternoon we visited the Logos Hope book ship and bought a few more kg's of paper to weigh Indigo down!   Those following our travels will remember us visiting the book ship in St Lucia last year. Hope is the new ship of this religious group of volunteers who sail the oceans, selling over-runs of books to raise funds for their cause. Great bargains for the bookworm on board!  
Just hanging around.. people watching                                                           Hard to believe this is the colour of the water in a major port!
We headed back to the boat for dinner and another spectacular sunset and moon rise - Nassau always seems to deliver these. Willy has more photos on his camera of the sunsets and moon rises that I though possible!
Here is Willy squeezing in the last of his project ... polishing all the brightwork, while Frauke enjoys the view from the coachroof.
Sadly this morning we said our good-byes and the Learmonths headed to the airport to catch their flight back to Miami and then on to London. The boat is very quiet now, and we are just relaxing, considering our next destination. It is the Easter weekend,  all the stores will be closed and the people of the Bahamas will be heading out on their boats to the nearby islands.  Perhaps we will head back to the northern Exumas before moving north to Spanish Wells.