After a delicious breakfast at HueBoo's Cafe, we checked out the local grocery and the local gift shop. It also turned out to be the place where we could rent a golf cart for a day to get around on the island. We wanted to go to the shelling beach, and it is about 3 miles away.
The golf cart we got was seriously on its last legs. The frame was bending in the middle, and every time we went over a bump, I was sure it was going to break in half! The governor was broken or misadjusted such that it would rev up, then slow to a crawl, then rev up again. And the carb was misadjusted such that when it warmed up it would run poorly and backfire every time the governor slowed it down! We jerked and popped along, and I'm sure everybody was laughing their heads off! It was like something out of a TV sitcom. Still, it was faster than walking. And, oh yes, they drive on the left!
|A Bahamian Classic|
|We made it!|
|Low-Tide Flats Go On Forever. That's Joan Out There.|
|Live Sand Dollar Under The Sand|
|Live Sand Dollars|
|Live Sea Cucumber|
|Sea Urchin Shell|
Once back at the boat, since we had the cart until the next day, we decided to tempt fate by using it to take the three of us across the island for dinner at Coolie Mae's Restaurant. Even more daring, the return would be after dark, and the cart had no headlights (just wires dangling where they used to be). So we brought a powerful LED flashlight!
Coolie Mae's had one of those million-dollar locations, atop a shoreline cliff facing southwest into the sunset. We ordered beers and sat outside drinking them watching the sun set as they prepared our meals of cracked conch.
|A Happy Cruiser|
|The Million Dollar View|
|Dinner is Served|
Life is good.