It is a Long Island
30 January 2020 | Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas
We elected to rent a car for the day and head to the southern end first. I have some great pictures but at the moment my camera is holding them hostage and I am going to have to wait for a better wifi area to download them.
The churches along the way were beautifully maintained and some were just amazing in size and stature. The road was full of potholes along the way and when we hit Clarence Town we were ready for a break. We stopped at the Marina and stretched our legs. One of the nicest we have seen in the Exumas. We left there and went to Deans Blue Hole. This is one of the deepest blue holes in the world at 663 feet. I cannot imagine jumping into it while there are those that do. I mean at least in an 8 foot pool I know I won't get lost, right? LOL
We left there and headed North up to the Christopher Columbus monument and the Stella Maris Resort. The monument overlooks the ocean and is quite beautiful. The climb to it has been redone with nicely poured concrete steps and wooden handrails to make the steep walk easier. Again I have some pictures but that will have to be another day.
We had a quick lunch at Stella Maris and then headed back to the boat as we had dinner reservations at 5:00 at Chez Pierre. This restaurant was suggested to us by our fellow Caliber owner/friends Alison and Juan. Pierre is a French man that has been here for over 25 years. Brought in to work at a large resort, Pierre decided that was not to his liking so he bought his own little resort and restaurant on Long Island. I will say it is one of the best meals I have had in the Bahamas.....the food was fresh.....the sauces were light, the dressing on our Caesar salad was perfectly blended and not heavy. I could go on and on but it is a great spot if you want something with a little "French" flair. Did I mention how reasonable it was? Oh my goodness.....we had a bottle of wine, Caesar salad, a lobster and pasta dish and a shrimp, scallops and pasta dish, and of course bread. It was amazing.
Back to Ti Amo in the dark but that was not difficult for these seasoned sailors. We can spot that anchor light and blue lights in the cockpit a mile away.