Nassau

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Our next passage brought us to Nassau, the Capital of the Bahamas. The city is large with a population of close to 250 000, and the locals speak with an accent much like Jamaican.

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Our crew are doing so well with seasickness – even though we’ve had some rough water. Mommy has sat and taught Mycah to crochet, and she’s given the boys haircuts.

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Bernadine and Emma have sorted through their piles of beautiful shells they’ve collected. School work is done and naps have been taken. Danny took this adorable shot of Jude and Emma all snuggled up together.

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We are docked here in Nassau at a particular marina we’d researched because when staying here it gives all 10 of us free access to Atlantis, a huge resort with a water park, aquariums, zoo and botanical gardens. Since it’s Jonathan’s birthday, we figured it’d be a fun treat for him and everyone to enjoy together. The water park is huge with many pools, water slides, lazy river, beach areas etc,  all in the Atlantis theme. Giant seahorses, dolphins and bill fish are on the sides and tops of buildings and water slides empty into pools of sharks.

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Danny and I were like a couple of kids and hurried from one slide to the next. My Mom had a blast rushing down the slides as well, and Bernadine and Gary spent quite a while on the lazy river. The creatures spent hours sliding, swimming and exploring. Large tunnels with artifact replicas and huge aquariums have been fun to explore too. My Mom fell in love with the fish.

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Bernadine, Gary and I went grocery shopping and were amazed at the crazy prices of food. Apples are $1.69 a piece. Peanut butter $9.96 a jar. Cold meat for sandwiches is sold by the roll! It’s a good thing we provisioned well before leaving for the Bahamas.

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Today we hope to hit the Straw Market, where locals come together and sell things they have made. After Nassau, we will most likely hit the Andros Islands.

 

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