Time for the Island-hopping part of our day with Abaco Above and Below. There’ll be some links to other aspects of the day as we go along. Apologies for the gloomy photos – the weather was distinctly adverse for much of the day, as this photo taken from Kay’s catamaran shows.

Straight boat, squint horizon

SCOTLAND CAY  We saw this cay in passing but didn’t land here. We wouldn’t have been welcome on this rather stern-sounding island. It’s private. And exclusive. In case are you are making plans to drop by, this is how private and exclusive according to the island’s website: “Only property owners and their guests are allowed on the island.  This exclusively private island is accessible by private aircraft, private vessel, or ferry service from nearby Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Please be advised that there are no commercial services on the island.  No restaurants, bars, stores, public marinas, etc.  Do not travel to the island unless you are a guest of a current property owner. You will be asked to leave immediately.”  (S C website)  To which one can only  say “Fair Play”, and pass on by. But you are allowed to take photos from afar. Even gloomy ones. And non-exclusively.

LUBBERS CAY Our first stop was at Lubbers Cay and lunch for 14 at Cracker P’s after our snorkelling excitements at FOWL CAY

The landing-stage looked promisingly welcoming…

…as did Cracker P’s itself

Lunch for 14 passengers and crew: excellent local food, cheerfully providedCuban Emeralds feeding on sugar water by our table

RH waits anxiously as his dollar bills are scrutinised for authenticity

HOPE TOWN: After lunch our next stop was Hope Town. Here are a couple of direct links to other Hope Town posts / pages from this and previous trips:  HOPE TOWN ART; THE LIGHTHOUSE The plan is  to add some more Hope Town photos in due course of an earlier trip when it was sunny…

MAN-O-WAR: We had quite a brief stop here, a quick wander round and a look at the boat yards. There was a Bahama Woodstar feeding on flowers near the jetty. The weather was still pretty vile, not conducive to photography. A place to return to on a sunny day…

AND FINALLY to some dolphins, the cetacean finale to the day, which appeared as we approached  Marsh Harbour and made a very good day excellent: DOLPHINS


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