Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Nassau, Queens Stair Case

Work morning. Linda starts laundry before breakfast at the marina laundry. After breakfast, I walk to the gas station next door and fill our one empty diesel can and one gas can. At 11:00 AM we all walk towards downtown for lunch at “Rachel’s Take Away”, a little breakfast and lunch place that the locals get meals to go in “clam shells” or as they say “Take away”. Very few people actually eat there. There are two small tables and the six of us order the “Cracked Lobster” dinner.

Rachel’s Take Away

Nile, Karen, Mark, Robert, Karen & Linda

Rachel and Nile

We then walk down near the cruise ship dock to an ice cream store, the Straw Market (Tourist trap) and Scotia Bank to use their USA funds ATM. On our last trip we could take out $800 a day. Made many trips here last time to replenish our cash after paying for towing and also the purchase of a new outboard. Now the maximum daily withdrawal is $300. We would have had to walk here everyday for the full three weeks at that rate.

We walk to the “Queens Stair Case” which I thought we had been to previously, but I was totally mistaken. This is not the stair case in front of the Parliament building, but stairs cut out of the limestone, by slaves in the 1700’s to connect from the Fort, high on the hill to the harbor.

The Queen's Staircase

On the way back to the boat we stop at every liquor store trying to find diet soda, no luck. Little Great Harbor had a much better and cheaper soda selection than the stores in Nassau.

In the evening we go to Fresh Market to buy the heavy stuff, soda.

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