Cat Island

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  • Day10

    More Hermitage

    April 10, 2017 on the Bahamas ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Why was I there at sunrise? While at SunNFun, I was told that the Hermitage was best experienced at dawn. Hmmm... okay. Meant to leave at 6 but did not wake until 6:05.

    By 6:10 I was on the road in the (free use) bike with the least soft tires. I pedalled that one-speed as hard as I could for as long as I could in the pre-dawn, Due to the full moon and and the white sandy surface, visibility was okay. I was ready to quit when I saw the entrance sign to the Hermitage. I slogged the narrow foot trail to the summit with aching muscles and wheezing breath.

    I am glad I went. Was the cardio stress worth it to get sunrise shots. Meh.

    I leisurely biked back, stopping frequently, reaching the resort at 7:58, Breakfast began at 8:00. Went to my cottage, showered, changed showing up for breakfast at 8:30.
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    Looking up the bell tower.

    Marc St laurent

    Ah Ray you're a true biker , including your ride in the picture

  • Day10

    Sunrise at The Hermitage, Cat Island

    April 10, 2017 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    This was built by an architect hermit priest from local materials. It is on the highest point in Th Bahamas, Mount Alvernia, at 206 feet. Looking east to sun rising on east coast. Looking west shows the western coast and waters beyond.Read more

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    Looking west.

  • Day10

    Building construction

    April 10, 2017 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Both historical and modern construction relies on the widely available limestone.
    Newer construction uses reinforcing rods for larger structures.
    Neither tend to spend much effort on the roof. I was told that was because sooner or later, a roof would be blown off in a hurricane anyway; "when not if".Read more

  • Day236

    Cat Island II

    May 13, 2016 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    From New Bight we went to Fransesco Bay where we found a resort that had a trusting bar on the beach. The owner welcomed us and showed us a circular bar completely stocked with cups, ice, liquor, wine, beer, and juices.

    Each party took account for every drink they made or took and tallied up their own order to pay for it up at the front desk. And then the owner walked away. And we continued to party.

    The next day was a bit slow in more ways than one. The wind had died and we had a very long sail from Cat Island to Georgetown Great Exuma. The seas were so flat and so calm, we slowed the boat and jumped in. It was a fantastic trip all around but again the friends had to return to Boston and we, we had to prepare for our last round of guests…. my parents…. bum bum bum!
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  • Day10

    Crabby bird on wharf

    April 10, 2017 on the Bahamas ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    On the wharf down the hill from the Hermitage.
    This was one of only two (wild) birds I saw on Cat Island. Excluding fish, I saw very little wildlife in the Bahamas (no cats on Cat island!?). Vegetation tended to not be lush either. I suspect the soil is not very fertile being derived from coral-originated limestone. On the other hand it makes for pristine beached withe little seaweed.Read more

  • Day4

    Half Moon Cay 02/18

    February 18, 2019 on the Bahamas ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Little San Salvador Island, also called Half Moon Cay, is a tiny private island in the Bahamas. Accessible by cruise ship, it's known for the long, crescent-shaped Half Moon Beach. Luxury cabanas dot the beachfront, which gives way to trail-lined country rich in birdlife. Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park has water slides and playgrounds. Stingray Cove, a lagoon enclosure, is home to tame stingrays.Read more

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Cat Island, CAT