A few days at Thompson Bay

The enjoyable part of getting away from George Town, more than the very quiet VHF, is meeting others who have escaped. Whether it’s getting together for a beach walk or meeting up at a happy hour, fewer boats means you most likely can and will meet them all. Saturday morning (how early? 9am) five of us met on the small beach at our anchorage and Yvonne led the way- about a mile- to a flotsam-filled beach on the western shore. We couldn’t have found it without her. Take the path from the beach- marked with the usual noticeable things hanging on tree branches and/or conch shells at the path’s start- walk past the large covered cement cistern, at the road turn right then left on the main road (Queen’s Highway) and once you’ve counted 17, or was it 18, phone poles you’ll find the path over to the desired beach. Naturally, the path is marked in the usual way and this one also provided a small selection of walking sticks which can also be used to search for sea beans and other beach goodies.

We arrive at the marked path that will lead to the beach

We arrive at the marked path that will lead to the beach

I think you've seen me in this "pose" before

I think you’ve seen me in this “pose” before

We’ve talked with several serious beachcombers; the Bahamian islands further east like Long Island, Rum Cay, Conception and Eleuthera are excellent for those seeking all things “sea”; sea glass, sea beans, sea shells, sea trash and more.

Long Island Breeze is a resort-ish sort of place, offering meals, accommodations, pool, book exchange, wifi, showers, laundry room (with dryers that really dry your clothes), small gift area and most importantly (although not any more) the ONLY Lats & Atts Cruising Club Harbor Hangout in the entire Bahamas!

Long Island Breeze: bar area. Gift area to far left

Long Island Breeze: bar area. Gift area to far left

Owners Michael and Jackie run a casual, clean and comfortable establishment with a well-maintained floating dinghy dock. Since they close Sundays and Mondays, Saturday evening happy hour is usually well-attended- maybe ‘cuz the fritters are plentiful and the pizza yummy. 

Mike mixes up delicious rum punches

Mike mixes up delicious rum punches

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