Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Marsh Harbour

Marsh Harbour is on the 'main land'.  That's what the people of the smaller cay's call it.  It is a wonderful little community and has a lot of stores for all your needs.  Of course, some of those needs might have to be ordered in from Nassau, but generally you can find what you are looking for. The biggest change this year was the opening of Marshall's.  It is a kind of WalMart for the Bahamas. It wasn't WalMart prices of course.  A frozen entry (single size, not family) was $8.00.  A four pack of toilet paper cost about as much as a twenty-four roll pack.  I marvel at how anyone could afford to live there. 

We have a little 'granny' cart that we constructed from a luggage carrier and a foldable laundry hamper kind of thing.  We bungee cord it together, put our supplies inside and then wheel it the mile or two back to the boat.  On our first shopping expedition we bought a few more supplies than we had room for.  I suggested buying the cloth bags, more sturdy and we could reuse them.  Ahahaha not so sturdy after all.  The first bag was falling apart as the gentleman bagged it.   The second bag we were in the parking lot when I notice a can trying to escape the bottom of the bag.  The third bag made it all the way back to the boat.  YaY!

My favorite dish from the Bahamas is from Snappa's, just a stones throw from the marina they do a foil dish that has conk, sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, gosh just all sorts of wonderful veggies and they season it with something that makes the resulting broth to die for.  It is AWESOME. 

It takes thirty minutes to cook but the time is put to good use with a delicious tropical drink.

Sunrise in Marsh Harbour

 Mangoes Marina from the back of our boat.


  1. Thank you so very very much for sharing these stories and pictures here. (No, really! Thanks! I may never get to see it, so this is lovely for me.)

  2. It was fun, It really is a beautiful place.