Saturday, May 14, 2011

Green Turtle Key to Treasure Cay

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Leaving Green Turtle Cay

Island Hopper departed Green Turtle Cay Club Marina at 11:00 AM for Treasure Cay. Winds were 10 out of the Southeast. MV Island Hopper had to go out in the Atlantic Ocean to round Whale Cay. Luckily the conditions were benign. Island Hopper arrived after a 21 mile cruise at 1:00 PM. The crew jumped ship to go shopping (Modest at best! Kevin and Ian are loving it!), sunning on the beach and a quick dip in the pool. The skies began going gray and the winds started blowing. A light storm came in from the sea. Treasure Cay Twenty miles north of Marsh Harbour is Treasure Cay, technically not an island but a large peninsula connected to Great Abaco by a narrow spit of land. This was once the site of the first Loyalist settlement in Abaco, called Carlton. While Treasure Cay is a large-scale real-estate development project. it's also a wonderful small community where expatriate residents share the laid-back, sun-and sea vibe with longtime locals. The development's centerpiece is the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and marina, with its Dick Wilson-designed golf course and a 150- slip marina that has boat rentals, a dive shop, pool, restaurant, and a lively bar. Despite its name, there is no hotel at the resort, only a large grouping of condominiums and villas around the marina. Treasure Cay's commercial center consists of two rows of shops near the resort as well as a post office, Laundromat, ice cream parlor, a couple-stocked grocery store, BalTelCo, the Bahamian telephone company. (where Kevin bought a telephone to use in the Bahamas and to call the U.S.)

Sign On The Beach

The crew ate dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant and Lounge. Cajun and Blackened grouper was a great entree.

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