Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow Day

Oscar, 2015

This pretty much sums up how Oscar feels about the weather reports in New York today. In denial that we have two days left on the island.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Harbour Island, 2015

Another successful, sunny really does feel like being on a parallel universe. We are feeling pretty spoiled here.

Party Boy

Harbour Island, 2015

A few more from Oscar's birthday extravaganza!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Eleuthera, 2015

A few photos taken by a friend who was here with us for a few days last week. In the second picture, Axel is thinking "take me back to snow bound New York, please."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Oscar is One

Harbour Island, 2015

Oscar is one and celebrations are afoot! Clearly, this is not a bad place to be spending it...

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Harbour Island, 2015

It's Oscar's birthday eve and we've spent the last day or so getting situated in our new digs on Harbour Island (an hour or so's drive north from where we'd been staying on Windermere Island, plus a water taxi across the sound.)

It's less remote and Axel is in heaven what with the chickens, golf carts, ice cream etc. etc.

We are planning a big birthday bash for the little one tomorrow, and early to bed in preparation.


Eleuthera, 2015

Sleeping fairly little thanks to cackling roosters and a small monkey who is sleeping in our bed while on holiday, but relaxed nonetheless. Coffee and sunshine help!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Eleuthera, 2015

One of the things I love most about this island is how you have to do a lot of digging (turning down unmarked roads, asking around, finding dead ends, serendipitously finding your way home) to figure out how everything works.

For instance: the best rum cake in the island comes from the hardware store in Rock Sound. You have to happen to be there at the right time, when Yvonne is at the counter. Ask nicely and she may just make you one.

Finding fresh bread is another wake up early on Tuesdays or Fridays and head to the Island Farm, or meander through the back roads of Governor's Harbour and happen upon the bakery. Then there's the fellow at the Front Porch in Hatchet Bay, who will dive for conch in the morning and serve it up for you, alongside freshly caught crab, that afternoon (if you call in advance.)

It's very much an "I know a guy" kind of place. The island definitely rewards those who come back time and again.

Of course, you could find all that hunting and gathering kind of maddening, but it's my idea of the perfect holiday (accompanied by a pristine, deserted beach.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Island Time

Eleuthera, 2015

The boys are getting a little more adjusted to the beach though our city kid Axel keeps saying, with great concern: "Mama, there's ants on it!"
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