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Pink Sand, Blue Water and... Cockroaches! Caribtraveler's Bahamas Trip Report

Pink Sand, Blue Water and... Cockroaches! Caribtraveler's Bahamas Trip Report

Aug 15th, 2007, 08:35 PM
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Oh my gosh you've gone on your trip to Bahamas & CP, and back already? Seems like it was just a few weeks ago when we talked about CP. Time flies! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. I always LOVE your trip reports. They're so informative and helpful in planning future trips. Now I want to go discover the beaches of Eleuthera.

I'll be looking forward to your report on Exuma.
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Aug 16th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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Caribtraveler:

how longis it from Pineapplefields to Lighthouse Beach? I also heard there are "hitchhikers" (little prickly things that stick to your legs) on the paths leading to the beach-did you have a problem with this? (they call them horseprickers here)

Also, did you hang out on Club Med Beach where the old club med used to be? or just around Tippys?

I'm sorry we missed each other by about 10 days! Wecould have explored together!
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Aug 16th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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I know! It would have been fun to meet you.

It's a long drive to Lighthouse Beach... about 2 hours. Nothing stuck to our legs at all and our legs were bare. It's actually a short walk to the beach. Just up and down a little hill. The hill has a huge hole in the middle of it so you shouldn't even try to drive an SUV over it. Leave your vehicle next to it. I think I took a picture of the hill. I'll see if I can find it and post it.

We actually never used the beach at Tippy's. We spent at least 3 afternoons on French Leave (the old Club Med beach). You still know where it is right? Leaving Pineapple Fields, you make a left on that road, pass the deli/pineapple fields office, you'll pass villas on your right... you'll see one villa that's being built (the frame is up) and the access road is on your right after 3 or 4 more villas.

Have fun!
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Aug 16th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Access road to Lighthouse Beach (ignore the word Vieques in the title):
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ieques0770.jpg
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Aug 17th, 2007, 03:35 AM
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Okay, I finally took a look at your pictures and am now sorry I didn't so it sooner! Love those of you and Patrick playing in the waves, also of the horses and of him with the dog. I can't believe how big he is now!!!
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Aug 19th, 2007, 04:58 AM
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As always, a fantastic report. You provide great detail for anyone that wants to visit the same island. After reading about Eleuthera, I will have to put it on my list for future trips. Patrick is so lucky to have parents that take him to great beaches. Thanks. owa
 
Aug 19th, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Hi Caribtraveler-
You have just given me a great jolt of nostalgia!
I was born on Harbour Island and haven't been back in about 15 years. When I was about 10 my family lived in Nassau in a house where Compass Point now stands. That little pool was our cistern. The dock was there and everything.
I have some great old pictures after the house was hit by Hurricane Betsy in 1965. Thanks for the great pictures!!
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Aug 19th, 2007, 11:51 PM
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One more comment on Harbour Island.
I don't know how much devlopment it's seen of late, but it was the original capital of the Bahamas and so was always a little more "built up" than you might expect.
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Aug 20th, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Welch: Your nostalgia brought a smile to my face. I did not know about HI being the original capital of the Bahamas. Things you lean on Fodors!
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Aug 27th, 2007, 10:16 AM
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caribtraveler:

I'm back, and will do a trip report soon---I hope you don't mind, but I may copy your style-I love nhow you do your reports, and they are so helpful.

Thanks for all your help while I was there too!
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Aug 27th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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The only way you can copy my style is if you take me on your next exotic vacation!! Don't be silly, of course I don't mind.. Looking forward to the report of your whirlwind vacation!
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Aug 28th, 2007, 04:29 AM
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blamona, hurry up with that trip report! Caribtraveler inspired DH & I to go - in two weeks. Got to know if you found better snorkeling, and where!

thanks to both of you!!!
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Aug 28th, 2007, 05:53 AM
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joan-we never got to snorkel, the water was rough! (probably pushed up from Dean) there were small craft advisories for the week, so couldn't go on excursions either. But looking at the beaches, there are reefs everywhere, so I would think it's decent. (I hope!)
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