S: CAT ISLAND BAHAMAS 2012
FC: CAT ISLAND, BAHAMAS 2012
1: Saturday, 2/25/12 View from our balcony | Courtyard at Orange Hill Beach Inn in Nassau
2: Greeter on our balcony when we arrived at Orange Hill Beach Inn. Chris making friends!
3: 20 minute walk to Travelers Rest for wonderful local cuisine -- conch fritters and fish fingers! | Happy to be on vacation!!
4: Sunday, 2/26/12 -- Boarding charter flight in Nassau Bahamas Customs & Immigration & New Bight Airport, Cat Island
6: LITTLE HOUSE
8: View from our porch This was our breakfast view every morning!
9: Waiting for dinner at the honor bar palapa Fantastic conch fritters served here before dinner!
10: View from honor bar palapa
11: Location of meals - 1st meal was wahoo fish, couscous, Cat Island tomatoes & pumpkin squash with pineapple cake for dessert - YUM!!! | After dark we walked into the ocean and then dried our feet by the bonfire
12: Monday, 2/27/12 | Bottom of Como Hill, the highest elevation in the Bahamas. Had to park here and walk to the top of the hill.
13: The Hermitage of Father Jerome (known as the Hermit of Cat Island), a Catholic priest that built this small monastery in 1940 at age 64 and lived there until his death at age 80 | It looked very large from the road below at sea level, but you can see with Chris standing next to it, just how small it was.
14: Father Jerome's bedroom and separate fire building. Sign outside fire room translation: "Be praised My Lord through Brother Fire" | Rustic living, but beautiful views all around (opposite page)
16: Back of the Hermitage | The Stations of The Cross were along the steep stairway leading up to the Hermitage (opposite page)
18: Beach at McQueen's (beach on cover of book)
19: Baked chicken for lunch in New Bight | Sailboats floating offshore near New Bight | Barbecue ribs for dinner at Yardie's in Bennett's Harbor
20: pure paradise | Tuesday, 2/28/12
22: Our morning visitor on our porch
23: My curly tailed lizard friend --- It would eat out of my hand!
25: Our private dining table
26: 7:30 a.m. 1-1/2 hour walk along the beach -- did not see one person the entire time!! | Wednesday, 2/29/12
29: Time to PLAY!!
30: Views from the water | Little House (above) More of Pigeon Cay Beach Club
31: Dining palapa View up the coastline
32: Thursday, 3/01/12
33: View from inside Little House
36: Friday, 3/02/12 | Waiting for breakfast at the beach bar
37: Another peaceful day in paradise
40: Saturday, 3/03/12 | What a beautiful view to wake up to!
41: Handfeeding my curly tailed lizard friend some breakfast
44: Daisy Mae | Daisy Mae came to tell us goodbye! Leslie & Ned Kennedy were great hosts for our stay at Pigeon Cay
45: We had dinner at a fundraiser cookout here Saturday night with two other couples from Pigeon Cay. | Festival grounds by the airport where the annual Rake & Scrape Festival is held every June.
46: Shape of Cat Island on a sign outside the airport. Looks like the island is going to eat the fish!
47: One of the housekeepers (Delores) arriving at Cat island on the plane we would be leaving on
48: Last views of Cat Island
49: On our way home