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TravelPod Member ReviewsPainted Porch Bed & Breakfast Wilson
Thanks to the extremely nice people at Augusta Bay, we had a great time.Every evening was fun and entertaining. From our hotel room, we had a beautiful view on the turquoise blue water. I'd love to go back there!
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April 21 to 25 was the Island Regatta here in Georgetown. There were four classes of boats for the races, with the races going the Wednesday thru Saturday. There was some serious sailors out there sailing as you could here if you had your dinghy up close to all the action. This is a Georgetown tradition for the Bahamians and the first regatta was started in the 1950's. There were four ...
April 15 we went to Lee Stocking Island. This was about a 28 nm sail and we ended up motor sailing part way and sailing the other half there. We anchored in a bay just out from what was once the Perry Institute for Marine Science. This was closed down in 2011 as there was not enough funding, but all the buildings, much of the equipment and whats left of an airport runway are still there. There were at least a dozen buildings and houses, and ...
... life you see in there was stunning you are actually swimming through large schools of pretty fish the walls are covered in gorgeous coral and nestled under a ledge was a huge very shy Porcupine Fish an incredible moment. (I've added an image below). We also saw, Rainbow Parrotfish, Blue Angelfish, Squirrelfish, Lots of Sergeant Major, Blue Tang, Trumpet Fish, huge old Grouper (a very ugly fish), Yellowhead wrasse....and lots of Brain coral ...
... to keep his Spanish reading skills up it was nice to see him over 1/2 way through and enjoying the ease of an english novel. We ate lunch at the pool which was okay not as good as their dinners.
Dinner was wonderful again they have a good dinner chef team. After a day in the sunshine it was an early night...hmmm wait a minute every night is an early night :-))
Tomorrow weather permitting we will leave for Staniel Cay we will see.
Arrived safely with interesting route in through the rocks to lovely harbour with Stocking Island behind us. A trip a shore and it turns out to be similar to other Caribbean Islands and not what we were expecting having seen the Turks and Long Island. Need to discover more tomorrow. Weather turned over night and a grey morning so admin and maintenance to be done. Little walk around ...