Sunday in the Bahamas is quite an experience. It's spent the way I feel all Sundays should be. When locals aren't at church, they're spending time with their family. All businesses (except for the bar- ha!) are closed, and there are hardly any cars driving down the streets. Dolby and I decided to take Sunday as an "explore day" in town, as Scott and Michelle were doing the same, taking Jib to the beach to run around. Dolby and I went our own separate way, and it was wonderful just walking down the street hearing the laughter and good times with family coming from backyards and from inside houses, which had the windows wide open to enjoy the wonderful breeze. I feel that this is one of the many things we have to learn from this culture... take AT LEAST one day to enjoy who and what you have around you. Spend time with the family. Laugh. Forget about work for 24 hours. Live.
|View from the end of the street|
We made our way around the town checking out the gorgeous 360 degree views of the bluest water you can imagine. I hope that every single person that lives here in Hatchet Bay/Alice Town realizes how lucky they are and appreciates where they live! I would love to be able to have my house right on this water and wake up to it's happy blue hue every morning! Although I know how lucky I am to live at the beach back home, the ocean in good ole Delly has nothing on this at all!!
|Millions of fish!|
|Look at them all!!!|
|Oven in a backyard|
Once we walked through town, and I, of course, didn't put the camera down, we made our way to Da Spot, as we knew Scott and Michelle would be there with Jib after their walk... and they most certainly were! We enjoyed a few cold drinks and a break from the warm sun.
|Look at that dread!|
|Kiddies in the bar running to the "snack bar" out of a lady's car!|
We soon made our way back to the boats, in which, we encountered two of the cutest little boys I've met. Who am I kidding, ALL of the children I have met here have been so precious, I can't get enough of them! These two little boys were playing with Jib, taking pictures with mine and Michelle's cameras, and just being goofy. They showed me everything from their muscles to their tooth that was just lost, and even asked to come out on our boat! They were just toooooo adorable, I wanted to scoop them up and take them home with me!
|One of the boys took this... He ALMOST got us|
|A great picture of Scott taken by one of the boys|
When we finally broke loose from our friends, we headed back to the boats, had some dinner, and watched the weekly ferry come into our little anchorage and unload everything from cars to groceries to people! It's quite interesting seeing this go on, as this ferry is the "life line" to this island. Once a week they are stocked up with all of the supplies needed to survive. Once a week. There are no Wal-Marts or Targets for them to go to daily. Things are way different here than in the states. Such a simple, simple life!
After dinner, the boys declared it "boys night" on Kokoi which was fine with Michelle and I. We each stayed on our own boats and enjoyed a little peace and quiet, and an excuse to throw in a chick flick movie... or two. Ohhhh boat life!!