My darling, LM, is a nervous flyer, and this was taken as we waited to board the second leg of the trip that would take us to Nassau.
We had taken a tram and arrived at this lovely atrium area to await our international flight.
Happy daughter and mother!!
It seemed to take forever but we were finally on the flight and landed smoothly at Nassau....all new territory and we were being careful to observe all our surroundings as we would come back to the States without Anne in 10 days. Nassau has a beautiful new airport, and sadly, I have no photos as we were very busy with a lot of walking, immigration, getting and re-checking luggage, etc.
Right on time at 4 pm, we were on the next flight which would take us directly to Governor's Harbor on Eleuthera. I must say LM was very brave considering that we were on what looked and felt to be, an ancient prop plane that shook and shuddered its way across the ocean to the island.
From my window seat, I was able to see the beginning of the Bahamian islands and the beautiful turquoise waters. I believe that is one of the Berry Islands you can just see under the propeller.
As we flew along the views became more and more dramatic.
100 miles, N to S of pure heaven: Eleuthera
David met us at the airport with ice cold Kalick beers and welcomed Lou to the island for the first time.
The very tiny Governor's Harbor airport.
David had a surprise dinner awaiting us and we made a stop at East and Final Market to get a few groceries. All the stores on the island are very small but have amazing inventory, and, of course, a cat was the first Bahamian to greet us, and capture LM's heart. There are orange and white cats everywhere!
At last we arrived at Anne and David's house. The air was so warm and clear and the Atlantic was pounding against the rocks below, making music for our ears and souls.
The sound of the breeze in the palms is magical!!
David built this lovely wall along the road in front of the house.
David has made the grounds even more beautiful than when I visited 5 years ago.
We spent so much time on this wonderful porch..
Very soon David was serving us the most delicious locally harvested stone crab and a beautiful salad.
After such a sumptuous feast we had a little rest and settled-in before heading over to the Rainbow Inn for drinks and music. These are two very tired travelers!!