September 25, 2018
Hook said today’s beach is his pick since yesterday was my choice. First brekky for sustenance in the morning. Guess what we had for breakfast? Ding ding ding! Toast with butter, and coffee. Yeah we are creatures of habit. To be honest we rarely eat breakfast back home. Mostly on weekends as we just don’t have time on weekdays.
If I can’t have my white stuff (half and half) I might as well go for liquid gold 😎
We loaded up the car with our goal today being Tropic of Cancer beach, finding Forbes Hill beach, and Santanna’s for a late lunch. Hook noticed a sign in Hartswell for Moriah Harbour View Bahama Sound. We had no particular schedule to follow so decided to drive on down and poke around. Wow! Just wow! What magnificent views the villas in this enclave had.
There were a few villas under construction and we indulge in our game of “If I win the lottery we are buying this villa”. There was one particular villa at the end of the road that captivated me. I just loved the colors of this villa. My eyes kept coming back to admire it despite the beautiful views of Moriah Harbour across. I foresee an uptick in the lottery ticket buying when we get home. 😂
With our printed portion of a Google map from the very helpful posters on Trip Advisor, we set out to find Forbes Hill beach. First we turned on the road that says The Cut. We followed the road towards the villas. Big villas. A bit much for our simple taste. We didn’t see a beach. Or a road to a beach for that matter. Hmmmm. Are we in the wrong spot? But the map has Greystone villa right there and we see Greystone. We double back and give up for the time being. Perhaps this is not the way to get there. Must study up later. Enough exploring for the day. Let’s get on with planting ourselves on the sand.
It was a busy day at Tropic of Cancer beach. Several cars were parked when we got there. People were checking off their must do list.
We walk to the left and park ourselves away from the crowd. Yep, ToC is “crowded” today. We counted a good 10 other people on the beach. LOL.
We lounged for a while, roasting in the hot sun. The water was very wavy today. Hook turns to me and remarks, “You know, now I’m with you on Cocoplum. It is a much prettier beach.” He declares Cocoplum as his new favorite beach and adds, “This is like an old high school sweetheart. When you see them at the class reunion their beauty is no longer the same.” 🤪
Hook takes a dip in the water. I grab a carton of frozen Vita Coco and I walked the beach, almost making it to the far end by the rocks. I’m lazy when it comes to walking. Yet somehow when my toes hit the sand, I am inspired to walk. So I just walk, and keep on walking without a care in the world. With no one around I can sing the cheesiest 80s songs out loud and not one soul can hear me.
I’m hot and hungry by the tine I mosey on back to our towels. By this time most of the “crowds” are gone.
We get to Santanna’s and as predicted, we see the same group of people dining as the ones we saw at ToC. Check! Yep, another item on their must do checked off. ✅
I had the grouper this go around. Their grouper is so yum. Tastes just like our previous times. Hook spotted something new on the menu. New to us anyway as this was not on the offering the past times we’ve been. He orders the snapper. Keturah leans in and says, “Before I take your order, let me ask you. Do you know what a snapper is?” Hook nods affirmatively and says “Yes”. Keturah says, “It is not a fillet. It’s a whole snapper… with the head.” Hook says, “Exactly how I want it.” Keturah laughed and said, “I had to ask. Most tourists are surprised when they see the head.” 😝
I wish I had taken a photo of the aftermath. Hook cleaned that fish like it was his last meal. Keturah told Mom after that Hook eats fish better than her, clean as a whistle, head and all!
We spent some time chatting and catching up with Mom. Always wonderful spending time with her. We picked up some rum cakes and an apple nut cake to tide us through our stay. And, we placed our order of rum cakes to take back home for pickup at the end of the week.
Mom put me to work rumming my own rum cakes 😁
Zooming back to the villa, we quickly got cleaned up and ready for dinner. Tonight we were eating a proper dinner. We had meet-up plans with our friends at the Rusty Anchor at February Point. As usual we were running late and I didn’t get the chance to blow dry and iron my hair. Frizz-city here I come! Ugh.
The February Point community was pretty. For those that want to feel like they are back home, this is the place to be. Manicured gardens and a smooth, paved driveway.
It is slow season. There was only one other table with diners when we arrived. The staff were very welcoming. Our friends soon arrived and we had a grand time catching up. Eating, drinking, talking, and laughing with good friends. This, is what living is all about. All of our food was very good. The portions were huge. I ordered a starter salad and did not finish it. Same with the entree. I ordered steak and took more than half of it home. Lakeisha was our server for the night and service was on point. This place is definitely going on our resto list.
Cheers to the good life! 🍹
With our friends Garrett and LaTroy (They own the Wonderation Restaurant & Bar at the Fish Fry. They have the BEST Sky Juice and Shrimp Linguine! We had it the last time we were on island and we’ve continued to rave about it since then.)
Mom’s Bakery: $24
- 2 rum cakes
- Apple nut cake