Long Island Lazy
03 March 2015 | Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahama
Thompson Bay is about half way down this beautiful, undeveloped, 90 mile, sliver of an island. The wind was cranking out the east and expected to be doing that for several days so we focused on land exploration. With a mini van rented we took off south in search of flamingos. No Luck! But we did meet some very interesting locals, drove around an abandoned salt pond where sea salt was collected and visited the famous Dean Blue hole. The deepest sink hole in the world at over 660 ft. This is the site where the world championship of free diving is held. It's a freaky experience to step off the beach into 600 ft of water.
The next day involved provisioning and water and a trip to the Ice cream store. Without a car this meant using public transportation Long Island style. Hitch hiking! Is so easy its ridiculous. Sort of like the cars have to stop for you. The Ice cream was wonderful and the ride back super simple. The wind is still blowing very strong but is supposed to back off a bit tomorrow. So we are hoping to leave in the morning. So likely out off communication for a week or so. Internet is week at best here so as soon as possible we'll try and load some more photo's.