|Boat building in wood is still practiced in Black Point|
|The moon rising over the bay|
It's a sleepy charming local community with no tourist infrastructure and they like it that way.
|Inside Lorraine's Cafe in Black Point|
|And the outside! Definitely the meeting place in this|
community and for cruisers
We walked up the north end of the island past a number of small homes for rent and this seemed a nice place for families to come for a vacation.
We met Charles and Sharon Vassallo, formerly cruisers on "Providenza", that live six months a year here working with the Bahamas Holy Bible Mission church and living in one of their properties just east of the dinghy dock. They run an enthusiastic SSCA cruising station providing help to boats stopping by the island.
|The SSCA cruising station in Black Point. Former cruisers|
now doing missionary work here.
|More beautiful flowers|
We didn't realize that most things are closed on Sunday and planned to have lunch at Lorene's Cafe. She hadn't planned on serving it but offered to make something for us - some good cheeseburgers and sides. Thank you Lorraine!
Many young men were watching the NBA basketball playoffs and several other cruisers were checking their email.
We have a WIRIE system bought in St. Martin that brings wifi from far and wide onto our boat. It's a high powered wifi adapter that we haul up on a halyard (it's in a waterproof case) and it works great. We can almost always find free hot spots around or in some cases pay for their use.
We had just said goodbye to Ron and Marie who were off to Georgetown and further south. Our plans were to exit through the Dotham Cut and sail to the south of Eleuthera. It was almost 60 miles to the Rock Sound anchorage so we had made reservations at the 2 marinas on the south end of the island in case it was too late to continue on to the anchorage. Davis Harbor and Cape Elethera Marina are the only marinas at that end of the island.
|This time it's Scott Free seemingly floating in space,|
anchored in Black Points clear waters