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

March 10, 2015

Mar. 9 – New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay

Donny’s Boat Rental & Marina

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”  —Lovelle Drachman

We woke up in our private little paradise and had breakfast on the flybridge, a short while later we had a shower that rinsed the salt from the boat and brought us a beautiful rainbow. Not a bad way to start the day. Our trip today was relatively short…through the Sea of Abaco to Green Turtle Cay. We found a great little spot to stay; Donny’s Boat Rental & Marina it has some wonderful deals. We are on a mooring well protected in Black Sound and his wifi works on the boat…we may have a hard time leaving this spot. We spent the rest of the day exploring New Plymouth and catching up with family and friends on the Internet.

Green Turtle Cay is 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. It was named after the abundance of green turtles that inhabited the area. The population of the island is about 450 and its main settlement is New Plymouth, which was founded in the 18th century by English loyalists that left the US after the Revolutionary War. It sits on a spit of land that partially surrounds a shallow harbour. The architecture of the older homes in the village is unique in the Bahamas, with steep-pitched roofs, originating with settlers from New England. The only difference is they are all painted in bright colors. It’s a quaint place where hard-working generations have tried their hand at everything from shipping pineapples and turtles to shark fishing and lobstering. Lobstering remains as a viable enterprise, but most of the residents are involved in tourism and construction.  
Our first glimpse of New Plymouth 
The Methodist Church
A typical house in New Plymouth
Our little lunch spot...2 Shorty's
My lunch...conch and fries
The view of town from Settlement Creek

3 comments:

  1. glad you are lovin it! DONNY DOES HAVE GREAT DEALS!

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  2. Glad you made it and are having a great time. We are steaming down from NC now hopefully to get over soon.

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    1. This is so weird...we were just thinking about y'all today and wondering if you were back on the boat. Good luck on your way down. Are you coming to Abaco or going to the Exumas?

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