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We spent a few more days in Little Harbor after sending out the last blog. On Thursday 4/7/11, we had a leisurely sail of about 21 miles north up through the Sea of Abaco and arriving in Marsh Harbor. Marsh Harbor is the largest town and the capitol of regional government for the entire Abaco Island group. Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco Island together make up the main island. To the east and north of these two main islands are a few dozen smaller inhabited cays and reefs that form a protective barrier from the Atlantic Ocean. The relatively calmer and shallower body of water between these outer cays and the main islands is called the Sea of Abaco and is where we have spent the last two weeks. We have slowly been making our way back to “civilization” or at least what is more what we are used to stateside. The Abacos seem to have all the amenities we took for granted back in the US such as TV reception, reliable Internet and even a grocery store to rival a Super Stop & Shop or Publix.
|Hope Town Lighthouse|
|Sand spit on Tahiti Beach at the |
south end of Elbow Cay
|Field of dreams.|
This island still maintains a very deep seated religious and community foundation. As a result no liquor is sold anywhere on the island and all business are shut down on Sunday. Man-O-War is also the traditional boat-building center of the Abacos. The Albury Boatworks still makes excellent quality boats.