As Mitchell and I pulled into Elizabeth Harbor on Tuesday, we were awestruck at the number of boats anchored in the harbor. We knew there would be a lot since George Town (southern Exumas) is a very popular spot, but had no idea that we would see close to 300 boats anchored here.
At night we have come to love sitting in the cockpit, watching the 300 anchor lights illuminate the horizon and reflect in the water like little stars.
Once anchored, we found our way through the maze of boats, to the “entrance” of George Town’s Lake Victoria.
This little lake has a dingy dock (with a water spigot!) and is surrounded by the main road on which you can find a gas station, marina, grocery store, phone store (BTC), hardware store, bakery, a bunch of restaurants, gift shops, hotels, a park, the school, a library and the straw market.
We spent a decent part of Wednesday and Thursday doing boat chores/provisioning since George Town has just about everything you need. We filled the water tanks, got gas and diesel (all with jerry cans = not fun), bought groceries, stopped at the BTC store to get a new data card, and got our propane tank filled.
The propane truck stops in the parking lot across from Eddie’s Edgewater Restaurant every Wednesday morning. Super lucky for us since we had arrived Tuesday afternoon and listened to the Wednesday morning cruisers net to find out about the truck!!
In between boat errands, we got to watch a few minutes of a school performance at the park. Some classes were singing and others had little speeches they were reciting.
The Straw Market
Super cute little café where we stopped for a coffee
Yesterday, we dinghied over to the other side of the harbor to check out Stocking Island. We beached Sea Minor and almost stepped right on a snake.
To ease our nerves, we were forced to order a conch salad and a couple of beers which we enjoyed at the picnic tables next to the volleyball courts.
We ended the evening yesterday by going to see our first Rake and Scrape band at the hotel/restaurant, Peace and Plenty. The outdoor patio was filled with people, BBQ and music.
The next couple of days will be spent here (stuck on the boat) as we wait out some squalls. I’m not complaining though – our decks are covered with saltwater so it will be a much needed boat/Mitchell bath.