Sorry Star Wars fans, for the title theft, but 2021 has got to be SO much better than 2020. After having 3 trips to Calypso scrubbed for various reasons, we finally were able to get there for 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays, with some very unusual and forgettable travel experiences, mainly due to covid19…

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Despite Covid19, repairs on Calypso have been progressing. After months of gathering goods, a container of building supplies, furniture, and appliances was delivered in May. Workers have taken care of the major repairs despite travel restrictions, quarantines, and great demand for their services. The last steps for being ready to rent require owner involvement and,…

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2-6-20 A long weekend at Calypso was recently spent making a detailed assessment of the labor and materials needed for restoring the house to top notch condition.  A schedule is evolving for shipping building materials, tools, household items, and workers as these are all quite limited on the island. Most of the work should be…

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The Calypso slip is located at a 12 slip T dock on Nigh Creek about halfway between town and the house, along the main road that parallels the creek and ocean.  With plenty of water for any outboard boat, the dock is well protected from wind and there is no boat traffic, so the water is always calm. Nigh Creek is clearly  identified…

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A frequent question is whether to buy groceries in Marsh Harbour or on Elbow Cay, and the choice is between Marsh Harbour’s large grocery store, similar to a mid-sized US supermarket, and the 4 smaller grocery stores on Elbow Cay, similar to a neighborhood grocery . The answer greatly depends upon your situation. How much time do…

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Everyone who visits Elbow Cay should take advantage of the beautiful surrounding waters and neighboring islands. Fantastic snorkeling, outstanding fishing, pristine beaches, charming harbours, and interesting communities are within a safe and easy boat ride. One does not have to be an old salt – navigation is “eyeball” simple and hazards few.  Abaco Sound, the…

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Because Elbow Cay is focused on the enjoyment of vacation visitors and second home owners, the industrial/commercial activities of a major population center are thankfully absent. A noticeable  benefit is how few cars and trucks there are and the lack of traffic – most everyone walks, rides a bike, or uses a golf cart.  The lanes…

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The islands of the Bahamas offer an incredibly wide range of vacation opportunities, ranging from peaceful isolated coves to mega-resorts with casinos and high action night life. Elbow Cay is “just right” – the Goldilocks Island – not too big and not too small, plenty of activity but never crowded, and friendly locals that really…

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In 1982, my wife and I honeymooned on Elbow Cay, and over the ensuing years were drawn us back on a regular basis. In July of 1999, with the interest and support of a good friend, we made the leap to island home ownership. Months later the house was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Floyd. This happens…

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