John & Anne Wiley

2013/06/20

Freeport Fun (2)

Revisiting pix from our time on Grand Bahama Island, it seems like years ago we had so much fun in Freeport and Lucaya. For example, this sunset by the pool in our second hotel.

0068 Enchantment

0068 Enchantment

Enchanting as this iconic scene was with so much Islander ambiance and gentle warm breezes rustling the palms, we had so much more to discover! For example, the next day checking in to our third hotel where we remained for another five nights.

0841 Grand Lucayan

0841 Grand Lucayan

It required three photos stitched together for my wide angle lens to take in this entire view from our balcony. Looking at it now is still somewhat overwhelming. Then there were the many small things, like the night I taught Anne chess on this walk-around board below our room.

784 By a Nose

784 By a Nose

She didn’t think it possible for her to learn chess, yet in the end she nearly won. A change came over her when the pieces became her “children” and she began fiercely defending every one of them. 🙂

But with our love of flying, you can easily imagine how our day flight out over Abaco Island and back was also an Islander highlight. Taking off past Freeport, I noticed this abandoned resort that evokes impressions of past glory and memories other couples have from their Bahama vacations.

0895 Freeport Past

0895 Freeport Past

Among the many exquisite memories we had from that brief flight, was the amazing tropical colors. Like the variations in blue along Grand Bahama’s mostly deserted coastline.

0974 Colors

0974 Colors

It’s not just that you need to see it to believe it. You need to see it to even imagine it, because photos don’t begin to capture the colors so strong they make your teeth throb. I guess boaters see it some, especially sailors who climb up into the rigging. But I think to really experience Bahamas water colors you need to fly on a low lazy wander like we did that day. I’ll post a few more fav pix from Abaco before moving on in this review of Islander images and memories.

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