TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0 NM
Our first stop this morning was at the pink Bimini Museum with its old photos and interesting artifacts. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) came here to write and fish on his famous Pillar. Several films were shot here and scads of famous people have escaped to this oasis.
We found our needed Bimini courtesy at the Bimini General Store. This tiny shop had more necessary goodies stuffed into every nook and cranny.
|BIMINI GENERAL STORE|
|THEY HAD IT ALL!|
Walking farther we stumbled upon the Bimini District Southern Public Cemetery perched at the shore. What a stunning and peaceful resting place. We discovered this old wreck just beyond the cemetery and marveled at the incredible color contrast between the red rust and aquamarine seas.
|THE CEMETERY WITH THE SEA AS ITS BACKDROP|
|I WAS ENTHRALLED BY THE COLORS OF THIS SIGHT|
As we wandered back we stopped to purchase a homemade lunch from the back of this station wagon. We had both conch stew and chicken curry. More than yummy.
|THIS WAS A NEW TAKE ON THE "LUNCH WAGON"|
Our next venture entailed renting a golf cart to finish our island tour. Dan was in his element, racing down the streets on the left side (O.K., maybe just putting along). We found our way as far north as the road would allow in the posh Bimini Bay Resort. Traveling back we stopped to feast on some conch salad prepared as we watched with fresh conch, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, garlic salt and tons of lime juice. Conch is a huge “crop” for this area and we found hills of harvested shells.
|THE GROUP WITH OUR LITTLE TRANSPORT|
|CHOPPING THE CONCH|
|BAHAMIAN KALIK BEER AND CONCH SALAD |
|A HILL OF CONCH SHELLS|
We “suffered through” another sunset over the water. We are truly enjoying each of our days and nights here in “Paradise”.
|THE SUN SETTING BEHIND THE DARK CLOUDS|