Monday, October 28, 2013

Morning in Hope Town

It's another beautiful day in the Bahamas! And, it's Monday. How do I know this? It's 7:55 AM, and there are worker bees already out and about! Sunday in the Bahamas is mostly like a ghost town. Even the tourist trap shops are closed when we are here. Since we are always here on the shoulders of the season, it makes us wonder what it's like at the height. Terry has mentioned coming down during the real season several times this trip. I guess we are all wondering what the places are like when they are really hopping.

Last night, the light house came on. Doesn't seem like a big deal until you realize that the light house here is a kerosene fired light house. And, they hand carry the kerosene all the way up to one floor below the light. They use 5 gallon jerry jugs. Amazing! It is the only one left in the world that is lit that way. We could see the lights come on in the windows on the way up. Then, the light at the top began to glow. Finally, the fresnel lens at the top began to rotate. The light house was in operation for the night.

You probably can't see it in this picture, but it also has another cool feature. There's a wind vane on top!

In other news-- we still haven't decided what to do today. It's great to be on vacation where the biggest decision for the day is what beautiful spot you'll see later in the day! Stay tuned, Dear Readers. There's bound to be more beautiful pictures!

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