NASSAU AND ATLANTIS
07 November 2011 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Cheryl - Still windy
Back at Starbucks this morning. Monday morning and all the working folk are here getting their morning caffeine.
Yesterday we took a taxi to Atlantis. I spent a little money on the slots and Bill bought a beer or two and walked around to do the picture taking. As you can see from the Atlantis photo gallery it is very opulent, with the multi-million dollar mega yachts, all registered in the Cayman Islands, at the Atlantis Marina. I believe they charge $5.00 a foot for a slip there.
We didn’t stay long, most of the slots were $5-$25 a pull – a little out of my league. They also have all the high-end shops, most being jewelry stores and couture clothing. Did find my 5 carat solitaire ring that Bill still hasn’t bought me yet.
Last night Bill joined several of the locals fishing for Jacks on the end of the dock. It is rather disheartening to see such disparity – to see the locals fishing for their dinner within sight of the rich and famous.
On to more pleasant thoughts. We went to the Poop Deck for happy hour. Great free Conch fritters, best we have had any where. Talked to a couple of guys at the bar. One was probably in his 80's, an investment banker originally from Germany living in Nassau for the past 40 years. The other one was part owner of the Poop Deck. Both really nice guys and very interested in how we got here from Minnesota.
Going to do a little shopping this morning. Everything is within walking distance, large grocery store, pharmacy (need to buy more Dramamine), Radio Shack, etc.
Posted pics of Atlantis and of the marina we are at (Nassau Harbour Club).