|beach at Chez Pierre resort|
|Dave found a resonator along side the road|
|at one point, 3 of us got out of the car so it wouldn't bottom out on the rocks|
|conch shell path to lead you to the ruins from the beach|
This plantation was started in 1790 by a British born subject with a business in Nassau. Many plantations were started in the Bahamas at that time by Loyalists who didn’t want to remain in the United States after the Revolutionary War and be ruled by Americans. I am reading the novel Wind from the Carolinas by Robert Wilder that tells the story of a family moving here at that time. So it was very interesting to actually see the ruins. And I would recommend the book to anyone. It is a novel, but gives a good history of the Bahamas from the late 1700's to the 1900's.
|the son of the original owner, William, cut his throat at the plantation dock in 1888. Folklore says that at low tide the docks remnants still show some of the blood stains.|
|posts are the remains of the dock|
|Dave's hat always shaded his face, so he tipped his head rather than take it off|
This resort had a swimming pool that had been carved out of the rock and fed by waves from the ocean. They also had hammocks and benches to view the ocean and a real swimming pool. It looked like a great place to stay. We’ll have to check out their prices on line.
After we left the resort, we followed the shore and found a sign that said Rock Ponds. So we parked the car and walked a board walk down to the rocks. There were more crashing waves in this area. Joe walked out quite a ways on the rocks. We thought for sure he would be swept into the sea and dashed upon the rocks. End of vacation. But he survived.
|We were south of the Tropic of Cancer most of the time we were here|
Back at the boat, Joe showed us how to make pasta carbonara sauce with egg and bacon. Very good. We also pan fried tuna steaks that we had bought here at the grocery store. Also yummy. Another great day!