With Captain Clayton aboard,
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
and anchored at Gun Point.
The next day, Captain James from Spanish Wells came aboard
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
where I found a little love
while the rest of the crew dove a wreck. We all snorkeled and spear fished at a reef,
visited with his swimming pigs
and Jon caught us some yellowtail fish for dinner.
A great day!
Weather took us to Spanish Wells Marina
where we walked from the marina to church,
and 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.
We did some grocery shopping
This is the parking lot, haha.
And having the golf cart, we explored the entire 4 1/2 mile island
We stayed for a week there and enjoyed the pool (Jon loved doing ring bubbles)
visited the beach for a picnic
dingied to and jumped from bridge
and every night we visited Papa’s Scoops. This was such an inspiration to me.
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.
What an amazingly safe, trustworthy, sweet island and people.