29 April 2019

Hey, We Know Them! Drinks & Memories At Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar

One of the places we really wanted to show our friend in the Bahamas, was Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar in Green Turtle Cay. We had been there on our first trip to the Bahamas in 2015 with some mutual friends and enjoyed the atmosphere, people, and, more importantly, their world famous Goombay Smash.

After walking around the settlement in the heat, dripping with sweat, and having worked up a considerable thirst, we were excited to see the entryway to Miss Emily's.

The place was exactly the same as I remembered. T-shirts, boat cards, business cards, even money, tacked up on the walls and ceiling by visitors.

Here's our friend enjoying his Goombay Smash.

He appears to be a bit camera shy. I can't say that I blame him. That's what I do when anyone tries to take my pictures. Unless, of course, I've had more than one Goombay Smash. Then, I'll start posing for them. The drinks are pretty strong. One will do me in. Two will make me even more silly than I normally am. You really don't want to see what would happen after three.

For the record, I only had one Goombay Smash on this visit.

As I wandered around checking out the boat cards, I saw a very familiar one. Our friends, Doug and Tina, from s/v Amazed left their card in 2017 when they were enjoying their own Goombay Smashes. I wonder how many they had.

Oh, I should mention the other name on the card, Chloe. She's their super adorable, super enthusiastic, and super talented coconut husking chocolate Labrador retriever. She (along with some other boat dogs I know) is going to be featured in my upcoming cozy mystery, Poisoned by the Pier. I had so much fun working in dogs that I know into this book. :)

Have you ever been someplace and found something that someone you know left behind?

24 April 2019

Wordless Wednesday | Fishy Russian Roulette


Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - We recently helped a friend bring his boat back from the Bahamas to Florida. He's a keen fisherman and put his line out every chance he got. While he didn't get the much hoped for mahi-mahi, he did get a couple of snapper and a barracuda.

2 - Scott and I have always been a little worried about eating certain kinds of fish in the Bahamas due to the possibility of contracting ciguatera poisoning. I know people who've had ciguatera and it sounds just awful - gasterointestinal and neurological symptoms can last for years.

3 - Snapper (like the one pictured above) can carry ciguatera, but if you eat smaller specimens, then your risk is supposedly lower. We did end up eating this one and the good news is that everyone survived.
What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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22 April 2019

Back From The Bahamas!

We're back from the Bahamas!

Lots of stories and pictures to share in the coming weeks. I'll need to get cracking and pull some blog posts together.

But in the meantime, I thought I'd show you one of the things that made me smile when we were in Marsh Harbour. This plaque is from a memorial garden. I love how it describes this lovely lady as having been the town's chocolate cake maker and how she spent her life caring for others. So sweet!

What would you like to be remembered for? What are some of the most interesting grave stones or memorials you've seen?

01 April 2019

Gone Sailing

We're flying to the Bahamas today to help a friend bring his boat back to Florida. Because we'll have limited internet until we're back in the States, I'm not sure much I'll be able to blog. However, when I get back, I'll have lots to share because, at last, we're going to get some sailing done and do interesting things!