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Posts Tagged ‘beaches of The Bahamas’


Posted by Jody on February 1, 2014

It’s just another gorgeous day at the beach for this little critter!


Crab, Delphi Club Beach, Abaco


Crabby the Crab lived amongst the greenery at the very back of the Delphi Club BeachGhost Crab Delphi Beach 1

It was a very beautiful beach indeed. Lucky Crabby!Delphi Beach + Shell

One day Crabby decided to go down to the sea for a swimGhost Crab Delphi Beach 2

He scuttled across the sand towards the sound of the wavesGhost Crab Delphi Beach 3

He passed the burrow of his friend Sandy. Sandy was very busy tidying his house.Ghost Crab Delphi Beach 4

“Would you like to come for a paddle?” asked Crabby. “No thanks”, said Sandy, “I’m busy today”Ghost Crab Delphi Beach 5

So Crabby carried on towards the water’s edge. He got closer, to where the sand was wet…Ghost Crab Delphi Beach 6

…and closer, to where the water tickled his toes…Ghost Crab Delphi Beach 7

…and closer, to where the tide ripples reached.  Crabby waved his claws with excitementGhost Crab Delphi Beach 8

Finally, he was paddling in the warm water. It was just perfect. Whoops! Don’t fall in, Crabby!Ghost Crab Delphi Beach 9

Very soon…

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Posted by Jody on June 17, 2013

What a wonderful way to start the week! Let’s grab our sunhats and go…


Shore Things 16


The Abaco bay known as Rolling Harbour is a 3/4 mile curve of white sand beach, protected by an off-shore reef. The beach is pristine. Or it would be but for two factors. One is the seaweed that arrives when the wind is from the east – natural and biodegradable detritus. It provides food and camouflage for many species of shorebird – plover and sandpipers of all varieties from large to least. The second – far less easily dealt with – is the inevitable plastic junk washed up on every tide. This has to be collected up and ‘binned’, a never-ending cycle of plastic trash disposal. Except for the ATLAS V SPACE-ROCKET FAIRING found on the beach, that came from the Mars ‘Curiosity’ launch. Sandy's Mystery Object

We kept is as a… curiosity, until it was eventually removed by the men in black…

Shore Things 14I’d intended…

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Posted in Atlantic Coast Beaches, Beach and Coastal Wildlife, Beach Treasures - Beachcombing, Monday Miscellaneous, Sand and Shoreline, Seashells | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Posted by Jody on February 11, 2013

Hog Island Lighthouse view from Nassau on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas

Hog Island Lighthouse, The Bahamas

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’
Oh, what a beautiful day.


Built in 1817, the Hog Island Lighthouse stands at the western tip of the what is now called Paradise Island, The Islands of The Bahamas. This photo was taken on a beautiful morning from the beach at Nassau on New Providence Island.

Hog Island Lighthouse details:

Paradise Island (Hog Island, Nassau Harbour)

1817. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); flash every 5 s, generally white, but the light changes to red when conditions are dangerous for entry. 19 m (63 ft) round old-style brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted red… This is the oldest and best known lighthouse in the Bahamas and the oldest surviving lighthouse in the West Indies. Located at the western end of Paradise Island (formerly Hog Island) marking the northwest entrance to Nassau Harbor. Site status unknown. Good view from cruise ships entering the harbor.

Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Lighthouses of the Bahamas)


I’ve got a beautiful feelin’
Everything’s goin’ my way.

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ ~ Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II


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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Posted by Jody on February 20, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Mary Hilgart

Gold Rock Beach at Lucayan National Park is dubbed by the locals as one of the most beautiful beaches on Grand Bahama Island.  After seeing it, I believe they are right!  Located about 45 minutes from Lucaya, and connected to Lucayan National Park (across the road), we paid $5 entrance fee to both the park and the beach.  The park itself is worth a look, with approximately 1.5 miles of hiking trails that lead to caves and burial grounds of ancient Indian settlers.

To get to the beach, you cross the street and walk the path about 1/4 mile through the mangroves to the beach.  Be sure to watch for wildlife on the trail, as we saw a family of raccoons, and many different types of fish in the lagoon.

Racoon Along the Trail (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

Once you get to the beach, you will be amazed by the beauty of the shimmering sun on the water, the aqua color of the water, and the amount of large driftwood that has washed up on shore.

Driftwood on the Shore, Gold Rock Beach, Grand Bahama Island (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

There are also some really great sandbars on this beach, which are easy to wade out to without getting too wet.

Gold Rock Beach, Grand Bahama Island (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

Gold Rock Beach, Grand Bahama Island (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

If you are fortunate enough to be able to get on a boat, be sure to visit this little island off the coast of Gold Rock Beach called Peterson Cay National Park.

Peterson Cay National Park, Bahamas (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

Peterson Cay National Park, Bahamas (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

This is a tiny uninhabited island that is home to a bird sanctuary.

Beach Birds, Peterson Cay National Park, Bahamas (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

And also a great place to snorkel and look for sea shells and sand dollars!

While snorkeling, my brother Joe found a six point starfish, which is extremely rare – almost like finding a four leaf clover!

Snorkeling at Peterson Cay National Park, Bahamas (Photo by Mary Hilgart)

Mary, Wow!  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks so much for the awesome Guest Post and all of the beautiful photos!  By the way, Joe hasn’t changed a bit.~ Jody

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