Black Point Settlement

I liked the government office and post office.  How much more government do you need on an island like this?

Post Office, Black Point Settlement

Post Office, Black Point Settlement

Walking down the street is similar in many of these remote settlements.  They are pretty simple places with a lot of beauty.  How about that sailboat mast on the left side of the road?

Black Point Settlement

Black Point Settlement

There is a nice market in town with basics.  And there was a glorious self-serve laundry that even has its own dinghy dock.  No dragging laundry across town.  Imagine the luxury!

Rockside Laundry, Black Point Settlement

Rockside Laundry, Black Point Settlement

We walked to the famous “Garden of Eden,” a driftwood sculpture garden.  The shapes make rich food for the imagination.  What do you see in these shapes?  Hannes said that looking at the sculptures is like looking at the constellations.  One person or one culture sees a bull, someone else sees a snake.

Garden of Eden, Black Point Settlement

Garden of Eden, Black Point Settlement

Garden of Eden, Black Point Settlement

Garden of Eden, Black Point Settlemen

Sand flats take over the head of the bay here at half tide and less.  We meant to have a picnic dinner on the beach tonight, but couldn’t make it all the way in the dinghy. No worry, we picniced on a sand bar and tromped and waded through the shallow waters finding sand dollars, star fish, and even a nurse shark.  Better than a beach picnic any day.

Sand flats, Black Point Settlement

Sand flats, Black Point Settlement

The starfish are sometimes quite wiggly.

Sand dollar in the flats, Black Point Settlement

Starfish in the flats, Black Point Settlement

Exuma Banks from Black Point Settlement

Exuma Banks from Black Point Settlement

 

 

 

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