We decided to spend the day going into Little Harbor. We usually arrive here in the late afternoon and take off the next day, either north or south. This time, we could take another day to explore.
Here’s the interesting thing about Little Harbour, which I have mentioned before. Abbreviated version of the Waterway Guide: In the 1950’s, Smith College professor, Randolph Johnston, one of the great sculptors of the 20th center, his wife and 4 children left Northampton, Va in a schooner to escape civilization in pursuit of a free life and devotion to art. They settled in Little Harbour and lived in caves, built thatched huts and eventually constructed a foundry for Randolph’s work. He did in 1992, but his 3 sons maintain the foundry, a gallery and a restaurant, Pete’s Pub.
|sculptures at Little Harbor|
I had read that the cave they lived in was at the west end of the harbor. We took our dinghy over by it on the way in. We toured the gallery, but the foundry was closed. Knowing how dental crowns are cast, it would have been interesting to see it on a large scale.
|Cave where the Johnstons first lived|
|orange wind scoop above the trees|
After we left, we stopped at Lynyard Cay. We left our dinghy at the beach, a little off shore because of the changing tide. They we hiked to the ocean side of the island, just up over the hill. The tide was high, so not much beach, but there were crashing waves.
|ocean side of Lynyard|
|land bridge, but we didn't test it|
|can't ever trust Dave with the camera|
We hiked back to another beach rather than back tracking. Dave ended up swimming around a point and out to our dinghy. We weren’t surprised.
|along the path back to the beach|
|path back to the beach|
|may as well get started|
|our boat in the opposite direction|
|swimming to the boat|
|my rescue from a deserted beach|