Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Change of Address

We've moved! We are now living on a mooring in the main harbor of Man-O-War Cay for the next month.
It is about 5 miles north of Hope Town, so we can take our little skiff and go back whenever we are needed and the weather allows. All our committments and chores are under control, so we thought we would go on 'vacation', and that's exactly what it feels like.

All the out islands have a different character to them, and Man-O-War (MOW) is the is the exact opposite of Elbow Cay where Hope Town is located. Hope Town (HT), which is appropriately nicknamed 'Hollywood', is known for its nightlife, booze and loud music, whereas MOW is a dry island and there are no bars. The residents are very religious and there are three churches on this small industrious island. We have to adjust our sleeping habits now, since in HT we couldn't get to sleep until very late (or use earplugs) with the loud music blaring over the harbor. Now, come sunset, there is silence, but at daybreak this boatbuilding capital of the Abacos comes alive.

I will blog more later about our stay and experiences in MOW, but I did write a post last year about a walking tour of MOW, and to see it, click here.

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