I had a chance to wander a bit through Alicetown yesterday morning. My first little walk was around the Sea Crest Marina. These are the boats that are used when we go out to swim with the dolphins.
When we have a larger group, the captain puts us on the 42’ Hatteras.
The marina was quiet but beautiful to take in. Another sunny, hot, blue-sky day in Bimini!
One of the little restaurants that we frequent is Captain Bob’s for either breakfast or lunch. They’ve more recently started serving dinner.
Walking down the street from the marina on the same side is the Bimini Arts & Crafts Center where there are several shops filled with souvenirs to browse and purchase.
Across the street is the Bimini Museum which is filled with photos, artifacts and the history of the small island.
Next door to the museum is the Bimini Library, which looks very full right now and in need of some repairs!
The local Catholic school shut its doors at the end of this school year as enrollment was down with little hope of going back up. Consequently, the school donated all of its outdated text and library books to the public library. All other reading material from the school was sent to the Catholic school in Nassau. I rifled though several piles and came upon an interesting book….”Turkish Fairy Tales”. Much lighter reading material than what I just finished!
Since most people who arrive on the island come by the small ferry-boat, they are greeted by a small welcome sign in between the museum and the library.
A few steps away are colorful signs pointing to the beach for a couple of food and bar stands.
After lunch, my friend Madeleine and I went to Spook Hill Beach for a late afternoon swim. Surprisingly, there were many locals up their having a picnic. We walked to the far end of the area and swam for over an hour. We eventually left to go home for showers and dinner. We met at the Big Game for dinner. We arrived just in time before a rain storm came through. By the time we finished and got ready to leave, the sky was clear! Such is the weather in Bimini.