We scoffed when our Cruising Guide said that Rock Sound was going to be Eluthera’s Staniel Cay, because we thought the former town was so sleepy. But I tell you, Rock Sound is way nicer than Staniel Cay, and a lot more affordable. If you are in the area, and you are a cruiser, you don’t want to miss it.Advertisements“Mirth, admit me of thy crew” John Milton.Three graces: Sue, Francie, and Holly at Rosie’s Northside Restaurant, Rock Sound, ElutheraWe scoffed when our Cruising Guide said that Rock Sound was going to be Eluthera’s Staniel Cay, because we thought the former town was so sleepy. But I tell you, Rock Sound is way nicer than Staniel Cay, and a lot more affordable. If you are in the area, and you are a cruiser, you don’t want to miss it.The extremely friendly locals walk right up to you in the market, or in the lane, to welcome you to their town. There is a very cool Blue hole, a natural inland salt lake fed by underground tunnels and underwater caves. There are hundreds or thousands of fish in there. And you can swim with them. Be sure to visit Sammy’s restaurant for outstanding conch fritters, fish, souse, and ribs, and talk to Sammy’s daughter Janet, who loves to talk politics. She claimed that “all Bahamians” stand in horror of Trump. We assured her that we felt the same way and are convinced that he could never be elected. She loved it when we said that we believe that President Obama is the best president we have ever had, and the first one to make us feel proud to be Americans.Jan and Rosie at Sammy’s
We were here with five boats, and ten delightful people who feel like friends. We passaged from Abaco to Eluthera with Bobby and Francie on Barefootin’, and got to know their friends Holly and Rob on Hampshire Rose at Royal Island. At Rock Sound we also met Irene and Phil on the wonderfully named Plan B as well as Sue and Steve on Peregrine. All these folks and we walked across the island to Rosie’s Northside restaurant for excellent, traditional Bahamian fare and a gorgeous view of the ocean.
Sue, Francie, and Holly at Rosie’s Northside RestaurantRosie’s dog relaxing on the raked sand in the bar at Rosie’s Northside Restaurant on Rock SoundRosie and Alice preparing a meal for us at Rosie’s RestaurantRosie’s Northside Restaurant, which overlooks the ocean on ElutheraIrene and Phil. Phil’s shirt reads, “My I Aint Gonna Do Nothin’ All day T-Shirt”Steve and SueBobby and Francie at Wild Orchids in Rock SoundLike this:LikeLoading…RelatedAuthor: Kimberly Latta, Ph.D.
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