14 February 2014 | Lucaya Bahamas
Sherry. 23.3 Celsius
Happy Valentines day.
There has not been much happening around here other then a lot of R&R and a few sundowners in the evenings. We took a bus to downtown Freeport to check to see if the stories were true about buildings being unfinished and others completely closed and are now in disrepair. We went to a place called the International Bazaar and there was suppose to be many street vendors, markets and restaurants turns out there was only one restaurant left opened called Le Rendezvous so we decided to stay and support the locals. The food was very good and it only cost $29.00 for four of us including pop. Would definitely recommend it as a stop. It is so sad to to see this happen the buildings some of them French, Italian, Chinese and Danish architecture, now sit there closed. After talking with some of the locals it appears that when the larger hotels/resorts were opened in Lucaya (Lucaya and Freeport are now joined and is one city) the tour busses for the cruise ships started to bring the tourists to Lucaya as they were closing some of the streets off to busses in Freeport so the vendors had to move into Lucaya in order to survive leaving parts of downtown Freeport abandoned
We had a storm come through yesterday and we had around 35-40 kts of wind and a little rain we tied things down tight and prepped all our lines making sure they were tight and we even added a few extra fenders and another bow line, you can never be to safe. The winds lasted for a day and a half starting out of the south then by midday the following day it was coming out of the north bringing with it cooler weather which was a blessing we actually had a great sleep last night.
Getting very excited my daughter, granddaughter and son in-law will be here on Monday to spend two weeks with us I am so looking forward to this and to share this life style with them.