Eleuthera the Beautiful

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I got a call from a client of mine to work for two days on the tiny Island of Harbour Island.  Well that's a no brainier right there. Ofcourse I took the job, we discussed terms of which I threw in a few personal request one of which was to do a short tour of the main land Eleuthera before going to Harbour Island called Briland by the locals.

The deal for traveling however was to Fly to Eleuthera, do the tour, take the ferry to briland carry out my work but also have some time to take a few photos and then take the Bohenghy boat back to Nassau after its all done. This would be an interesting adventure.

As a part of my deal once i was on the island I was met by one of the drivers of the Fine Threads taxi service. We had a few other persons with us to drop off and then we were on the way. Our first stop was the glass window bridge. What can I say about this area? words cannot describe it as its an unusual formation. On the eastern side of the island there is the Atlantic ocean deep blue sea deep and dangerous but on the Western side there is an unusually calm and shallow waters.  The only separation between the two is a small rock formation. Its amazing, I could not get to the location I wanted to go to get a better photo of this natural wonder as my driver was more afraid than I was so to calm him down I decided not to venture to far to the edge. Of course when ever I go back I will most definitely be more adventurous.

 

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The next stop was the old grain silo's so we took the ride there. I had seem them when I was younger but wanted to see and photograph them for my records. It was a good ride to the location passing through a few settlements along the way.  The silo's are a reminder of a forgotten era when the Bahamas was able to feed its own people. Chickens and cattle once grazed in the fields, they produced eggs, mil, and meat for Bahamians.

 

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From the Silos we headed back north to take a look at Preachers Cave. This is the cave as history has it, where the Eleutherian Adventures first settled and used the shelter of the cave before they moved and settled elsewhere on the island.

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It was a good little island tour but time was running out and I had to get to Harbour Island. The taxi driver took me to Three Island dock, its called that because the ferry boats travel between Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. The dock was small as most island docks are I bid farewell to my guide and jumped on the next boat heading out. Its a small fee of $5.00 for the one way trip to briland. There were some winter visitors also on board with me of which they stated they have been visiting the island for over 20 years. It was evident as the boat captain today remembered them as they reminisced on when he was a little lad, according to one of the visitors.

Within a few moments briland was well visible.

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