"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 24, 2015

Mar. 23 – Hope Town, Elbow Cay

Hope Town Inn & Marina Mooring Field

Tan your toes in the Abacos – Abaco Inn

We enjoyed our last few days in Hope Town...everything that is except the nightly concerts at one of the local restaurants that were much too loud and lasted too long. It's spring break and not everyone here is living on a boat. Vacationers don't party more than cruisers, they just party later.

Anyway enough complaining...back to the good stuff. Here are a few highlight and pictures of our last three days here in Hope Town. We've been doing a lot more relaxing and absorbing the scenery than exploring…just watching the world go by.

You’ve got to love it in the Abacos; the resorts are open to everyone. They don’t care if you’re their guest or not, everyone is welcomed to use their pools, tiki bars, restaurants and beaches. They’re wonderful small resorts that are quiet and relaxing. We’ve enjoyed spending warm afternoons sitting by their pools taking in the tropical breeze and amazing views. If you want a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of major resorts…this is the place to come. It’s definitely not a shopping or restaurant mecca…just a place to take in the true beauty of the islands without all the crowds.

This evening we met friends at Cap’n Jack’s to enjoy happy hour, dinner and bingo night. It was a lot of fun, but could have been a lot better if we could have won one of the $300+ pots. It’s been a fun week in Hope Town, but we are both ready to move on and do a little more exploring. This week is going to be a bit breezier than the past one, so we may get stuck in Man ‘O War or Marsh Harbor a little longer than we'd like. We’ll just have to see how it goes.


More beautiful homes along the harbor in Hope Town 
Rosie belongs to our friends and she keeps an eye on everything in the harbor 
Pictures from the sailboat races we watched on Sunday 
Vernon and his wife Bobbi have owned Vernon's Grocery Store & Bakery in Hope Town for years and it is a staple on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay. Vernon is a direct descendant of the founders of Hope Town Settlement and is also a Minister at the Methodist Church. 
Having fun at Cap'n Jack's
One more picture of the beautiful "Candy Striped" Lighthouse. It's been our view for the past week. 


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