22 March 2017 | Elizabeth Island, Exumas
Our friend Bernie of M/V Countess Cozel suggested we look up Helge, a German widow who lives on Elizabeth Island, just SE of Stocking Island. And so we did. Helge welcomed us ashore for a visit and a tour of her property. Over the 40 winters that she and her husband spent on the island, they transformed the landscape with stone wall terracing, tropical gardens and trails. They even created a lake and a plantation with fruit trees and coconut palms. All of which is hidden from view when sailing by. Helge's neighbors look after her, though she manages quite well for herself. We plan to visit her again soon for a longer hike around the island.