We wake up early as always when we are in Exuma, around 7am. We enjoy a nice coffee on the back deck, listen to the waves, and watch the hummingbirds in the palm trees. Heather and I head down to the beach to our “open air” gym as we like to call it. We walk the length of the beach six times to warm up, then run the beach a few times followed by swimming. Running in the sand is a great workout and we hope to continue this every morning while we are here. The water this morning is calm.
We return to the house and have a rinse off in the outdoor shower. Everyone gets ready and we head towards town. We arrive just after 9 to Augusta Bay, one of our favorite breakfast spots. We usually save Augusta Bay for mid trip, but we were excited to treat Gloria to breakfast there, and Chase was craving their pancakes. We enjoyed the meat lovers omelette, scrambled eggs and ham, pancakes, and an egg sandwich. Chase spent most of the time trying to net fish off the dock. We also spoke with the staff at Augusta Bay about the water taxi to Chat n Chill. We were happy to learn that our guests can ask for the taxi to pick them up at the front desk. Guests can take the water taxi to Stocking Island for the day and enjoy petting the stingrays, playing beach volleyball, eating fresh conch and more.
We leave Augusta Bay and head to the Exuma Market in Georgetown. We grab some basics for the next few days like eggs, bread, juice, lettuce etc. We stop to get some water at Exuma Building Supplies and then pop in at our favorite deli Prime island Meats in Hoopers Bay. Ron and Dale help us with fresh pizza shells, new york strip steaks, and a few other things for our bbq dinner tonight. We arrive back at the house around noon and drop off the groceries. Its time to hit the beach!
We pack the car with all the essentials….beach tent, chairs, snorkel gear, skim board, SUP board, and of course a cooler of Kalik. We head west and about ten minutes later we are pulling up to one of the best beaches on the island….Coco Plum Beach! Gloria is frantically trying to find her camera as we park. The blue water through the pine trees is always spectacular. The water is calm as it normally is, and shallow.
The sandbar is the main attraction here, stretching for what seems like for miles. I set up our hammocks in the trees and a couple of beach chairs on the sandbar. Chase and Heather take off to the end of the bay where endless sand dollars cans always be found. About an hour later they return with sand dollars, starfish, and other shells. We spend most of the afternoon at Coco Plum. We are the only ones there. Heather and I joke that we used to go away to other islands where we would fight for a spot on the beach. Not Exuma….it’s what we love about this Bahamas out island.
We drive up the road to Rolleville to show Gloria the beautiful churches in town. We stop to see our friends Violet and Kevin at the Shoreline Restaurant and have some French fries and Kalik. The view from shoreline is stunning.
We arrive back at the house and I get dinner started. We have bbq steak, rice and potato and watch the sun set off the back deck. In the evening we simply relax after a long day at the beach. I do some social media for the business and Chase watches his favorite television show Animal Planet. Looking forward to tomorrow and what beach we will end up at.