I decided to take a day cruise to Grand Bahama Island when I was in FL. Pick up from the hotel was at 5.15 am but was delayed because of road closures stemming from the Memorial Weekend celebrations. At least we made it to the cruise ship on time.
It was a roughly 2.5 hours cruise to the Island and I had a good sleep, after all I had had less than four hours sleep that night. The first thing I did when I got to Lucaya Marketplace was have lunch at this cute little restaurant.
3. This meal was very delicious and I just wished I had a bigger appetite to finish all the food. This is what you call finger-licking-good food.
4. Marina by the Marketplace
I visited the Casino since it was well, there, where I played for USD3.00 and won USD3.00. I actually found gambling boring – maybe it is nicer if there is music playing? I have gambled before in Durban for about five minutes and found it boring as well. I don’t want to ever enjoy lest I lose whatever little money I have 🙂
5. The gate to the castle home of the richest man on the Island who is also the sole franchise holder for KFC.
6. That is the castle yonder. The gold dome to the left is where his late wife was laid to rest and it’s also where he will be put to rest some day.
7. Words to live by, I thought 🙂
8. This looked like an interesting activity
My overall impression of the Island was that it was extremely quiet, even for a Sunday. I guess this is because I had had misconceptions of seeing people on the street walking, playing steel drums and generally having a good time. The taxi driver told me that people on the Island mostly don’t walk except as exercise in the morning during weekdays. I think next time I will go to a more tourist oriented and bigger Caribbean island to experience what I see on TV (although I know most things are exaggerated on TV and Youtube). The beach near Lucaya Marketplace was not really busy either even though there were a few hawkers. I was really underwhelmed by Grand Bahama.