The Wells to Spanish Wells

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we traveled east from Eleuthera to the island of Spanish Wells through “the devil’s backbone,” a very precarious trip through coral heads.  After making it through, we rounded the island IMG_9812

and anchored at Gun Point.IMG_9814

The next day, Captain James from Spanish Wells came aboard

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and after we moved the boat to an anchorage at Royal Island, he took us all to do things that we love around Spanish Wells.

I got to go shelling at this quiet little beach

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where I found a little love

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while the rest of the crew dove a wreck.  We all snorkeled and spear fished at a reef,

 

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visited with his swimming pigs

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and Jon caught us some yellowtail fish for dinner.IMG_9878IMG_9886

A great day!IMG_9898

Weather took us to Spanish Wells Marina

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where we walked from the marina to church,

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FullSizeRender copy 146and celebrated Father’s Day with a trip to Papa Scoops ice cream and a walk to the beach on the other side of the slender island.

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We did some grocery shopping

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This is the parking lot, haha.IMG_9910

And having the golf cart, we explored the entire 4 1/2 mile island

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We stayed for a week there and enjoyed the pool (Jon loved doing ring bubbles)IMG_9902FullSizeRender copy 156FullSizeRender copy 154FullSizeRender copy 153

visited the beach for a picnic

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dingied to and jumped from bridgeIMG_9765IMG_9763

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and every night we visited Papa’s Scoops.  This was such an inspiration to me.

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Open only from 7:30-10p, it is an ice cream spot in someones’s driveway, where they serve homemade, delicious, soft serve ice cream…2 different creative flavors every day. Golf carts line up like a drive through, but we walked the 2 blocks from the boat. We all loved it.

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What an amazingly safe, trustworthy, sweet island and people.

 

 

 

 

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