Friday, January 13, 2012
As a result we have been able to be out and about either on Seabright or our dinghy which we named "One Winghy Dinghy"
We decided to make the trek to Man-O War Cay, which is a bit under 9nm across the Sea of Abaco and just north of the inlet by the same name. When the wind is kicking up the inlet can make the trip a bit dicey but the day we went its was great. This particular Cay is know for boat building. As was true for a number of these Cays, the original settlers were Loyalists from the American War of Independence or southerners from the Civil War. All fascinating histories but in the case of this Cay some of the original settlers were boat builders and that craft has been passed down from generation to generation.
That craft still thrives today with Albury Designs which are both fiberglass built and wooden built boats and various related things.
There are usually no sources for fresh water, ie no wells; most use ways to catch and store rain water and more recently reverse osmosis water makers. They certainly are not frivolous with water use.
I found this bell from an old ship quite interesting.
Home grown flowers on
When flowers have the mind to sprout they'll grow just about anywhere.
The lady here was one of three seamstresses hard at work.
We were wondering how this mailbox would look in front of our driveway. Someone is quite the artist!
A look down the street with the island grocery store peeking out on the left hand side. It had practically everything a big store would offer.
Posted by John and Jeannie Coyle at 6:19 PM