Green Turtle Cay - 2017
Feb 28 thru Mar 3
This blogpost is about our experiences with our sailboat moored in Black Sound (as part of our cruise through the Abacos) and our travels by dinghy and by foot into the settlement of New Plymouth. We found Green Turtle Cay unique and thoroughly intriguing. We met one cruising couple who spend their entire winter-spring season here at Green Turtle Cay.
We took the dinghy into the settlement of New Plymouth shortly after we arrived on February 28. We walked along the narrow streets and bought a loaf of homemade coconut bread at a the McIntosh bakery on Parliament Street.
|New Plymouth dates back to pre-Revolutionary War time. |
British loyalists who lived in the colonies at the time of
the Revolutionary War migrated here and
established this small settlement.
|This photo was taken in the middle of the afternoon when no one |
was walking or driving on Parliament Street. The bank
(on the left side of this image) is only open on
Thursdays from 10 AM to 3 PM and there
are no ATMs on the island.
|The homes in New Plymouth are mostly small and well-maintained, |
painted with bright colors with complimentary colors
for the shutters and window trim.
|This was one of my favorite color combinations |
for homes in New Plymouth.
|Even the street signs are small and they are attached to |
telephone poles. The alley in the center of this image
leads to more homes near the waterfront.
|This is a restaurant called 2 Shorty's Take-away (like Take Out). |
Their conch fritters were excellent! This restaurant is a
little off the beaten path and much cheaper
than restaurants near the water.
|Maggie's coconut bread French toast made for an |
excellent onboard breakfast this morning!
|Maggie waits on a bar stool at Pineapples Bar & Grill. |
This became our favorite spot for happy hour.
|Yes, it DOES rain in paradise! This photo was taken on |
Friday morning from the cockpit of our boat in
Black Sound Marina looking north.
|Looking at the palm trees on the point extending |
from New Plymouth, it was still quite
windy on Friday evening.