Eleuthera Vacation in (Mostly) Pictures

This recap is going to be pretty loosey-goosey. The days sort of ran together as they tend to do on vacation, so rather than trying to construct a narrative of the week, I’ll just share some of my favorite pictures, facts, and memories.

Fact: In the Bahamas, open containers are totally legal, even in a motor vehicle. After arriving at North Eleuthera airport on Monday, we got beers at the bar across the road from the airport, and drank them in the back of the truck on our way back to Amy and Harry’s house.

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Amy and Harry live on the very northern edge of the island, with a small beach literally in their backyard, and the “big beach” a whopping five minute walk away.

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Big beach

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Little beach (and Ben)

Β There’s LOTS of wildlife on the island, including but not limited to, birds, snakes, scorpions, and all kinds of lizards. I can’t lie, I became somewhat obsessed with lizard-spotting, and I would say a good 25% of my photos from this trip are of lizards.

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This little lizard lives behind a painting in the kitchen and comes out at night to say hi

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Giant hermit crab

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Stripey lizard

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Blue-tailed lizard

We spent a lot of time outdoors, walking, snorkeling, and helping Harry with yard work.

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We had a dinner party, and visited Preacher’s Cave and Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve.

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And we took the mini ferry across to Harbor Island for lunch at a beach bar.

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We also drank a LOT of Kalik (delicious Bahamian beer) and rum punch. We cooked most of our meals at home. I read 7 books. I didn’t get a sunburn. We went out to a real Bahamian bar and met a lot of locals. Oh, and the no-see-ums were OUT OF CONTROL and I got so many bugbites I look like I have Chicken Pox. But other than that, it was a perfect vacation.

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken?

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6 thoughts on “Eleuthera Vacation in (Mostly) Pictures

  1. txa1265 says:

    OMG love all the pictures – seeing stuff like this always makes me reminisce about our honeymoon on Antigua. As always we like to get out and do non-touristy things … it was just a gorgeous week, and we could finally relax, it was awesome.

    We have been lucky to have loads of incredible vacations through the years, as a kid, just Lisa and I, and with the boys. This year we are taking a couple of weeks through Europe for our 25th anniversary πŸ™‚

    • Rae says:

      What’s funny is, there was another couple from Underhill traveling to Eleuthera on the same flights as us, down and back. Such a small world, sometimes! I hope you get invited, because it’s delightful πŸ™‚

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