We came to George Town on Great Exuma because we needed to extend our tourism visa and this is one of the few islands that have direct commercial flights to the USA. Some of our friends from Atlanta wanted to come and visit and asked us what would be the best place to meet. We suggested here, but having never been here before, we were not sure about what we were suggesting. It turned out that it didn’t really matter where we met. They just wanted to spend some time with us because they miss us. Awww!
We rented a car and went off exploring. We found the Tropic of Cancer beach. The Tropic of Cancer is the most northerly circle of latitude on the Earth at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its culmination. Crossing this latitude means entering “The Tropics”. At this line on Great Exuma is a wicked awesome beach.
They rented a house just a little north of George Town. It’s been a long time since we were inside a real house. It felt a little strange to have all the space about us. And, it wasn’t moving. We took full advantage of the fact the rental house had a washer and dryer. On the day when our friends took a side trip to see swimming pigs, we hung out at their place and did laundry. Such luxury. We also cooked for them… in a real kitchen. Wow! That was a treat.
We rented a boat and hit some of the local snorkeling spots.
Both Cindy and I were really bummed about them leaving. Their time went much too fast. For us, it was a reminder about good friends we have left behind to become nomads on the sea. We really really miss our friends. We hope they come and visit again soon.