02 February 2011 | Hopetown (Elbow Cay)
Hopetown is a hurricane hole, (almost) No anchoring here only moorings, and $20.00 a night. The lighthouse and homes are all postcard quality, almost surreal, but it IS real. Little homes 800 sq ft go for almost a million dollars and their view is amazing (sailboats and the occasional powerboat in the harbour)The lighthouse still works on the old sustem, fuel oil and a mercury bath for support. We tried heading to Tilloo Cay but ran into another sandbar, not supposed to be there according to the charts, so back to Hopetown on a low tide with 4.5 feet of water in some places (Just for the record, didn't get stuck here. Hopetown is a hard place to leave, but we did and headed to Snake Key on the high tide and the deep water route (12 feet). Another Beautiful day.