January 18-20, 2010... Governors Harbor

North winds pushed us down the coast of Eleuthera to Governors Harbor. We took a tour through the harbor proper to get a feel for the town, then zipped around the corner to anchor east of Laughing Bird Cay. Big basin, no one else there. Kayaking to the causeway that connects Governors Harbor and Cupid's Cay, we beached the boat and started our exploration in town. We found the bakery, the ATM, the supermarkets, the gas station and the library -- all of which would be stops over the next couple of days. Eager to try Bahamian food, we ate in town on Monday night and ordered way too much conch in every formulation as well as grouper fingers. We have now banned fried food from our diets until we re-establish equilibrium!
We were able to re-provision on Tuesday as that's the day the supply boats come to town. Fresh produce! Yogurt! Hard to believe how happy that makes us. After finishing our errands, we kayaked around the small cays off the anchorage. The water was so clear we could see straight to the bottom. Up around the cays there were starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, small corals, sea fans, and millions of tiny fish. Dinner was grilled fish on the barbeque (that equilibrium thing...)
Wednesday was another great day. Morning chores -- laundry, filling the dinghy gas tank, watermaking, bill paying by internet at the library. In the afternoon we walked to the ocean side of the island to go to the beach. Long, hot walk but we were rewarded with a gorgeous pink sand beach, even clearer water, and some good snorkeling over the coral bommies. Back at the boat, we are tired. And looking forward to another quiet night interrupted only by the roosters crowing and the dogs barking.
Governors Harbor: +25° 11' 19.44", -76° 14' 29.88"

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