Every Saturday, several talented folks who have items to sell come and hang out with their friends at the Long Island Farmer’s Market located in the Salt Pond settlement. In this modest blue building are friendly faces and ready smiles. I discovered a vegetable similar to spinach for sale there. I cooked it for supper and we all loved it. It has far more substance to it than spinach, and better texture and flavor. I’m hoping to learn more about it so I can grow this in my Miami garden.
I loved the coconut breakfast cake I bought at the market and I also purchased homemade lavender soap pictured in the photo above. Next to the soap is a pair of sea glass earrings. This sea glass jewelry is made by a patient woman who spends time on the beach looking for perfect pieces of seagrass, and then crafts them into little treasures. Here I also discovered a lady who creates straw crafts. This lovely Bahamian woman is currently making twelve placemats for me with aqua straw highlights to match my dishes at home. The Farmer’s Market is a fun place to visit and chat on Saturday mornings!
Dean’s Blue Hole
Last year we came to the Bahamas via a Bahamian Mail Boat, arriving in Clarence Town, Long Island. While there we found a cool guy, Ernest, who took us to a few places, including Dean’s Blue Hole. Last year Walter jumped into the blue hole from the cliff. This year Walter and Jason jumped together. On this day, I contented myself with a little diving and exploring this gorgeous underwater wonder. Jason had a great time checking out this massive blue hole with his Dad,
while Margaret and I found some pretty shells and watched the daredevils jump from the cliff into the pristine water. What an amazing day!