Georgetown, Great Exuma Island
28 March 2011 | Georgetown
Elizabeth Harbor.. 1/2 way thru the trip. We arrived Saturday and anchored out around Volleyball Beach & the Chat & Chill Bar. There's the Mainland (George Town, Great Exuma Island) then the large Elizabeth Harbor and then outer Stocking Island with several beaches and anchorages. There are a lot of boats that winter here and a Regatta that happens in mid March then it starts to thin out as everyone heads back North. We're behind the crowd, but thats okay with us. We quickly rode over to check out Georgetown and get a few provisions, then back over to the boat and beach to join the party. We soon met up with 3 other couples who have been on very much the same path as us for the last few weeks and by Saturday night we had 8 people on our boat for an impromptu birthday celebration. On Sunday it was more Chat & Chill, Kaliks, Rum Drinks and Fresh Conch Salad (so fresh you get to watch the preparer (Johnny) actually get the conch from the water, remove it from it's shell and chop and prepare everything while you wait. It's quite the show, but you need to order about 1-2 hours before you think you'll be hungry as Johnny is in no hurries. We have met some great people and I only wish it was possible to keep in touch with them all.
Turbo's been limping and not acting like himself since his adventure on Leaf Cay. One in our new little group is a Vet in her real life and she checked him out for us. He has some damage to one of the pads on his foot and hopefully with rest will heal up soon.
We've had no luck finding a camera here. They say the shipping could take a while and is very complicated. Some helpful people called the Sandals Resort at Emerald Bay. It's just about 12 miles north, so we're going to take a trip there in the next few days.