Meeting Jordan’s parents in the Bahamas this year went much smoother than last year. Last year they flew to Nassau planning for us to be there, but we were stuck in the Berries with no good weather to cross. With basically no communication or hope of meeting up, we left the boat at Frazers Hog Cay the next day, hopped on a four-seater plane at the last second, and wandered around their hotel in Nassau to finally find them at the pool.
This year when we discussed their visit, we made sure to give ample time for us to get there. We ended up being in Governors Harbour, Eleuthera a whole week ahead of them…phew! They didn’t stay on the boat because little Nami isn’t the most accommodating for guests, so instead they stayed at the Laughing Bird Apartments in Governors Harbour. It was a lovely little place right on the water with hot showers, a full kitchen, cable and air conditioning! None of which we’ve had in the last few months, so I’ll admit we spent a good amount of time there : ) The roosters, hens and chicks running around the grounds also provided nice sun-downer entertainment. It worked out perfect because the place was super convenient to the anchorages just off the town with a short five minute walk to each other.
The first two days were spent with a rental car exploring almost the whole island of Eleuthera. This was really awesome for us because usually we only see what we can walk to, so this was some high speed exploration for a change! The other days were spent day sailing on Nami and snorkeling other anchorages off the coast. We did some fishing so they got to try some fresh caught porgy, grunt and grouper. Other meals were spent at some of the local restaurants (a nice change for us!). There are more places to eat than meet the eye…you just have to ask around! The bakery in town is DELICIOUS. Jordan’s mom and I really appreciate our sweets, so it worked out that their place was almost next door to the bakery. Don’t get there too early because it’s still Bahamas time, but I think it’s safe to say all the fresh stuff comes out around 8 or 9 in the morning. Anyways, it ended up being a wonderful week and a great vacation from our “vacation”. We were sad to see them go, but really appreciated their visit : )