Visiting some quiet spots - sorry no good WIFI for a few days
Our excuse was recovery time to Julia and snorkeling time for Steve, so we hung out at Man-O-War Cay an extra day. One afternoon was spent in town visiting their tiny but interesting museum which had photo displays of many of the residents we found in their cemetery. The building on this cay are very simple compared to the ornately decorated homes on Elbow Cay. But the very simplicity was charming. The museum is located in a lovely example of one of these traditional homes – complete with a kitchen and two tiny bedrooms. Even more than the displays it gave us an idea of life here in the early days. Like Hope Town, Man-O-War was settled primarily after the American Revolutionary War by those who were loyal to the British. Evidence of this connection was everywhere. These days there are many more modern structures and vacation homes spreading out from the harbor. We made the requisite visits to the Albury sail shop and the traditional ship building yard. We were not tempted at either place although both are still producing modern goods for the tourist trade.
From Man-O-War we trekked a few miles to Great Guana Cay to get Nipped and Grabbed at their two famous restaurants – Nippers and Grabbers. Nippers is a short walk up a sandy hill which overlooks an Atlantic beach. Their pig roast buffet on Sundays draws big crowds for a very good reason – the food is bountiful and delicious. Grabbers is a more relaxed back place on the shores of Fisher Bay where we were anchored, so their rum drinks and conch salad were an easy dinghy ride away. It was easy to relax here and take short runs on the dinghy to check out the mega yacht harbor at Bakers Bay and possible dive sites around the corner. Somehow the days slip by with mild temps an cooling breezes – it is hard to believe the water is 80 and so is the air!