Andie and Havyn arrived late on Tuesday, the 10th, but, even though we stayed up late talking, we were up and moving early on Wednesday. Andie, Havyn and I walked down to the City Market (thanks Sharon & Bern for showing us this store) and picked out a few things, then walked back to the boat to pick up Gordon. He had stayed behind, so he could install the new voltage regulator that Andie brought down. Thanks to BESO, we have been able to keep running for the last month, because they loaned us the extra voltage regulator they had on board (what great friends!)
With the work finished on board, we walked over the bridge to Paradise Island and did a walking tour of “Atlantis.” Thanks to my quick talking; we were able to see all of the aquarium and the outside pools and water features for FREE! We walked the little legs off Havyn!!
On our return across the bridge, we stopped at “TONY’S SEAFOOD,” on Potters Cay, for cracked conch, conch salad and fries. Havyn really liked the conch salad, even with the hot peppers in it! She reminds so much of her mother at this age and to watch her chow down on conch salad is great!! Add another Bahamian to the family!
Today, we took the jitney bus downtown and checked out the shops and cruise terminal before catching Gary’s bus to the “FISH FRY”. This is a group of eateries that lend toward the locals. The food was terrific and very reasonable! Andie had grilled conch with peas n’ rice, Gordon had grilled snapper with the works, peas n’ rice, slaw, and mac n’ cheese. I was conservative and stuck to my favorite, conch salad, which I shared with Havyn. Actually, she ate off of everybody’s plate!! She also had her first sapodilla and we wound up buying 2 because she liked it so much.
The outing after lunch was a visit to Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Nature Preserve. What a neat place to see and you never hear about it in any of the promotional material on Nassau. I even got to see FLAMINGOS! The trees, plants and animals are clearly labeled and it was nice to know what all the plants are that we’ve been seeing. All of us agreed that it is definitely a Nassau secret!
We got back to the boat around 4:30 pm and Havyn got her “sink” bath and crashed at 6:00; mom wasn’t far behind! We decided to take it a bit easier tomorrow, let Gordon fuel up the boat and do some last minute grocery shopping before heading to Current on Saturday.
Wishing all you fathers a happy Father’s Day….we’ll be thinking of you!