Marsh Harbour

Marsh Harbour, Abacos, Bahamas
Position: 26 32.868N, 077 03.141W
Posted by Bill

(Sorry folks that I haven’t been able to update the blog for awhile. We have had really crappy internet access until we got to Green Turtle Cay, so these are catch up posts.)

We motored to Marsh Harbour from Hopetown. Marsh Harbour is a “real city” in Bahamanian terms. They even have a traffic light. It is not as picturesque as the places we have been to so far, but there is a major grocery store called Maxwell’s. It is pretty much the same as a grocery store in the states, except the prices are typically 15% higher. We stocked up and then hit the bank for cash, and the liquor store. They have a couple of big liquor stores too. Great place to provision for the trip heading back to the US.

We docked a couple of nights at the Moorings charter base, which was a pretty nice marina. The first night we went to rib night at The Jib Room across from our marina. This is a very popular spot that only does dinner 2 nights a week. One is rib night and the other is steak night. It is very well attended and they give you a mountain of food. The ribs were outstanding, and they have a rum punch that has been the best so far…the Bilge Burner! Here is the dinghy dock packed with visitors:
At rib night we ran into our friends Hayden and Radeen on Island Spirit. After dinner we watched Desmond do the limbo. He is amazing:
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The second night we swam at the pool and then grilled out chicken and had a fantastic meal with Sofia Jeanne and Byrd Ketcher. It was amusing to see the charter people coming and going, pale white skin on arrival, and sad faces coming back to head home. We are really lucky that we don’t have to limit our time here to one week. We also got to observe how the charter fleet is maintained…or not…glad I don’t have a boat in the charter fleet.

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