We took some shots of the anchorage here in White Sound. The first one shows the Bluff House Resort and Marina which is where we had a slip when we checked in with customs in the Bahamas. The next one is of the Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina. It is very tranquil in here today. Not much like the day we arrived with the wind blowing up to 30 kn and we took a slip at the Bluff House.
We bought a few post cards and mailed them off. Then did a little walking tour again of the streets in New Plymouth. Remember the pigs we saw on a beach yesterday? Well, we saw a sign today at the Post Office for a fund raiser for them. And those pretty pastel houses that we posted on March 31st, the day we crossed over the Whale, well here is the back of them.
The streets here are more like sidewalks and this rooster sure thought he owned the road. We could see evidence of his or some other birds marks from years ago embedded in the cement. This old house has a nice picket fence around with lovely shrubbery and flowers. And we saw a monarch butterfly too.
We came upon this fish cleaning station with an old hand pump from years gone by. There was a supply ship at the dock and folks were signing in to pick up their wares. Lots of pallets of sod were being unloaded.
It was an enjoyable walk and always lots of golf carts here. And of course no car seats like back home. We saw the oldest house in New Plymouth too. Built in 1840, It was hard to get a good shot of it as the streets are so narrow here.
We set the anchor in Manjack Cay at 12:00. After lunch, we dingied in to hike over to the ocean beach. What a neat beach this is. There were 2 little boys playing there who wanted their pictures taken with some creatures. One guy had a starfish (which was still living and he returned it to the water) and his brother had half of a sea biscuit. The sign tells us there are chickens roaming around too.
Again today, the ocean beach was just spectacular. Easton, you would love it here. Look at how far we sink into the sand. Tayton, you would sure love looking at all the shells here too. We found a few and also saw this sneaker. It has been floating in and out with the tide because of all the barnacles on it. Here is a tiny sea grape guys.
We met up with Warren from the boat Sunset Dream’n who was coming back from the beach in front of us. We had first met him in Lunenburg, NS. The lady that was with them had the hens eating right out of her hand. There is a place to clean your coconuts there and they look for it. They are very tame. But just look at the legs on this rooster. If you look close enough, you can see his talons. So many perky birds, eh Becca?
It was close to supper time when we finished our adventure. After supper, we went for a little dinghy ride and finished up a blog and I started a new book. We were tired and our legs were sore. That deep sand seemed to be hard on the calves of our legs, but oh, so worth it.
Today we travelled 4.8 nm.