Silver Maple Blog

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Chillin’ in the Abaco Islands


Friday, February 10th to Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When we arrive in Hope Town we spend some time getting back into the Bahamian pace of life… slow! And now that Randy is fully recovered from his cold, we head back out on the water. Woohoo!

We have a great trip over to Great Guana Cay and spend the day strolling on the beach with a stop for lunch at Nippers. Fisher’s Bay at Great Guana Cay is one of our favourite places to spend a quiet day and evening. It is just beautiful.


Silver Maple moored in Fisher’s Bay, Great Guana Cay, Bahamas


Leaving Silver Maple in the dingy and heading to shore for a walk-about


Grabbers Pub on the shore at Fisher’s Bay, Great Guana Cay


Lee on the beach in front of Nipper’s Bar and Grill


Lunch at Nippers


Full moon over Great Guana Cay at Fisher’s Bay anchorage


Morning in Fisher’s Bay with full moon still in the sky

After a day at Guana Cay, we head over to Tahiti Beach just off Elbow Cay. It is another gorgeous day. We walk the beach near Sea Spray Resort and have lunch in the new restaurant at the resort.


Back on the water on our way to Tahiti Beach


Beautiful clear water of the sea of Abaco


Captain checking the anchor is well set


Sunset while anchored off Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay, Bahamas

A few days later when we are back in Hope Town, it is the annual Hope Town Songwriter’s Festival which hosts the writers of some of country music’s most popular songs. They tell the stories of how the songs originated and play some great music. Fun even for non-country music fans!


Fun group of friends enjoying the cool evening at the Hope Town Songwriters Festival at the Hope Town Inn and Marina


Great music… even for non-country music fans!


Lee and Randy at the Songwriters Festival

This month we also attend the Man-O-War Flee Market which is a big fundraiser for the community of this small island. We take the dingy over. It is a four and a half mile trip and a bit rough. Unfortunately, on the trip back it is even worse. Couple of sore butts for a few days after that trip!


Entering Man-O-War Cay harbour in our dingy


Dingy parking at the Man-O-War Flee Market


Gorgeous day at the Man-O-War Flee Market


Sunrise over the Hope Town Inn and Marina. Photo taken from the back of Silver Maple.

Back in Hope Town, life is good and the weather is fine. Our friends Ruth and Bruce arrive next week to spend a week enjoying the islands with us. Looking forward to that! Stay safe and stay warm everyone!


3 thoughts on “Chillin’ in the Abaco Islands

  1. Lee, thanks for the blog updates. We love the pictures and the wonderful captions/updates that accompany each. All the very best on your continued adventure from Connecticut!

  2. March 16 and FREEZING in Toronto – time for another blog update guys! 🙂

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