Transatlantic — Rainy Day in Nassau, Bahamas


T‘was a Dark and Story Night. Oh, wait. Wrong novel. Snoopy wrote that one. This is Nassau Cruise Port, Bahamas, and T’was a Cloudy and Rainy Day. As such there won’t be a lot of photos this week, but I’ve presented the Bahamas to you before. It just wasn’t Nassau, but rather Half Moon Cay (Part 1, Part 2, and Fun Photo Friday).

Nassau Cruise Port

Because of the dearth of photos from this stop, this week will feature a Fun Food Friday restaurant review (hope you like conch) rather than the usual Fun Photo Friday. I hope you don’t mind. Anyway, it’ll be a short week. But do not despair. Looking over our many past trip photos I’ve discovered that I neglected to present to you a series on our extensive visit to Singapore and Indonesia back in 2018. You probably won’t want to miss that series. But for now we’re talking about Nassau.

Tugging at My Heart

Our excursion began on foot, as we were experiencing only a light drizzle when we left Harmony of the Seas and headed toward our destination. That destination will be the subject of Fun Food Friday. At any rate, we allowed the lull in heavy rain to entice us to make the approximately 1.4-mile/2.2-kilometer, 30-minute stroll with nothing but umbrellas to protect us.

Old colonial-style where Marlborough, West, and Virginia streets meet

Before the rain picked up, our hike took us past the Nassau Harbour Lighthouse. This lighthouse is located at the extreme western tip of Paradise (formerly Hog) Island. This 69-foot/21-meter structure was built in 1817 and operated until 1928, when its function was taken over by a light installed upon a nearby water tower. The lighthouse has since been allowed to deteriorate, which on one hand is a bit of a shame, but on the other provides the photographer an interesting subject.

Nassau Harbour Lighthouse

Beginning today and into the indefinite future my blog articles will end with the following salute formerly banned by the Soviet Union: Слава Україні! (Slava Ukraini!)

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