Ah Eleuthera… It means Freedom

I’ve awoken to a view of beautiful Rock Sound, the cool refreshing breeze blowing through the -thankfully- screened windows and the sound of birds chirping.

Yesterday: Good flight on our little plane. Our pilot was Steve – funny enough, I’ve watched his videos on YOUTUBE. He posts as Stevo Kinevo! Not too bumpy. It’s an hour and forty minutes to Rock Sound from Ft. Lauderdale. Jim said, “Watch, the water is becoming lighter” once we crossed over the Gulf Stream into the warm, shallow Bahamian waters.

Our rental home host Peter, arranged to have a Jeep for us at the airport and he met us there as well. We were able to bring most of the gear but a second load flies in today to another airport in the north part of the island.

Peter led us to our house. Folks drive on the left hand side of the road here by the way. The house is called Blue Ocean and is right on the Sound. It’s charming and is a couple miles south of town. Very laid back. More like a home than a sterile rental.

We unpacked, then shopped for some groceries. Back to the house, then off to see our boat….

First impressions were not great as the poor thing is in need of a good clean and the grass is growing around it. That is OK. The current owner made sure that she survived Hurricane Matthew back in October and really, she’s been on the hard since May, so I was not too surprised that she needs some love.

Jim and Paul had a look at the bottom. Going to be some work but also should be OK. Today we begin…

Last night we went to a local restaurant  called Sammy’s for supper and man was it good! Our waitress was our cook as well. Forgot to ask her name. Jim had a mixed meats platter with chicken, ribs etc. Paul had grouper creole and I had cracked conch (pronounced “conk”). All Excellent and included choices of sides like fried plantains, peas and rice, etc

So…big day today. Must get at it. I have included my view out of the bedroom window below.



About Carleen&Jim

Sailing (and other) adventures of Carleen and Jim often featuring us sailing or racing our trailerable trimarans.
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4 Responses to Ah Eleuthera… It means Freedom

  1. Linda & Tom says:

    So great to read all about your trip as it unfolds…quite an adventure already!


  2. Faith Hone says:

    So: Eleuthera means Freedom eh! So does that mean FREEDOM 55 is not too far down the road also? Looks like a really nice boat to be free on someday. Glad your all happy about this adventure.


  3. Tara Eaton says:

    I ennjoyed reading your post


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