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2.29.2012

Eleuthera on Facebook - Why Eleuthera?

Eleuthera on FacebookI'm hosting a Page for Eleuthera on Facebook so it would make it easier to share more of my photos of Eleuthera. I find this is more efficient and effective for that spur-of-the-moment urge to post a picture. Better yet, it gives me an opportunity to get comments from others and meet other Eleuthera fans -- yeah!

I could have provided a forum to augment my website for Eleuthera, but I prefer keeping things more formal there. One of the objectives when I developed Eleuthera-Map.com was to keep the website about the island and not about me. I did not want to assert any claims of authority or ownership on Eleuthera i.e. "my island." Nor did I wish to attach adjectives like "ideal" or "best" when describing the site and its content. Of course, I would use those adjectives to describe the island!

It's no secret; I do not live on Eleuthera. Do you care? (Amazingly enough, some do.) If you're like me, you are a visitor. Maybe it's your first time, maybe 10th. Maybe you go for a week; maybe half a year. I usually go for a month every year. Regardless of how much time we are there, we all share the same passion for Eleuthera -- or you wouldn't be reading this, would you?

Just to clarify a few points for those few who really don't get it -- it's not your island, it's God's island and there's no better authority than the Man -- he's been there the longest.

I simply enjoy sharing the passion with others who do get it -- Eleuthera is a very cool island! Do I hear an "Amen"?

So if you got this far and you get what I'm saying, then you definitely want to visit the new FB Page for Eleuthera I am hosting and share the love. Even better, click the "Like" button at the top of the Page and leave a comment on the Wall that say's "I get it!" Hope to see you there.

Bring some sunscreen!

pj

Eleuthera on Facebook
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2.04.2012

Eleuthera Hospitality

Rose Gibson from EleutheraMy friend Rose Gibson serves up fresh hospitality in the kind of authentic Bahamian atmosphere that keeps me coming back for more. It's that perfect combination of good food and that laid back "Eleuthera island time" atmosphere -- all on a gorgeous beachfront setting that makes you want to stay forever. You have the dog, Teddy, the cat, Joey and Miss Rose, the inn keeper and cook who knows both her Bahamian and Gospel tunes. I just love sitting at the dining table and listening to Rose tell stories about Eleuthera and the Bahamas.

Fishing on EleutheraGood friend Ralph Butler joined me on one of my treks to Eleuthera and Northside Inn and we had a blast. Ralph is big on shore fishing and found good fishing right in front of the Inn. Ralph is a pro at being able to use minimal tackle coupled with the right bait. Ralph's trick is to use a "doughnut" and line that he gets from the local tackle and bait shops on Eleuthera. Yo Ralph! It's squid that really works for bait, right? Right... He's not telling... But I can tell you about the nearby fishing tackle and bait shop: it's called "Eleuthera Fish Farm Supplies" and it's on Queen's Highway in Rock Sound, 2 blocks down from the Scotia Bank. Tell them "Ralph" sent you. They won't remember him but what the heck.

Northside Inn Hotel on Eleuthera Northside Inn is a small Eleuthera resort that offers your basic vacation accommodations. Rose has a series of cottages, one of which is a two room and the others are single. The essentials are there: small fridge, little sink, small amount of pantry space, toaster, microwave, small table and chairs, etc.

The best elements are the beautiful location, the cleanliness of the rooms, excellent rates (we're talking beachfront!) and the privilege of staying at Rose's place -- you won't go hungry. I particularly liked the surrounding beaches and there are plenty of photo ops. We're talking fairly reasonable access to all of the South Eleuthera points of interest including famous Lighthouse Beach.

Joey the Cat on EleutheraOkay, so this may not be party central on Eleuthera, but you are certainly welcome to make your own. Ralph and I spent some time playing a ring toss game in the dining room where you swing a ring on a string hung from the ceiling and try to hang it on a hook on the post. Ralph was pretty good -- I sucked. The real winner was Rose's cat Joey. Of course, it's not fair competing with a cat who gets a lot more practice. Perhaps you think this is a little boring at this point, but if I didn't tell you this, you'd be missing the underlying story of how simple life can really be on an island. Who needs PlayStation at this rate? Or is it I'm just that easily entertained? Don't answer that!

Want to read more about Rose and Northside Inn? I did an informal review of Northside Inn Restaurant and an interview with Rose the last time I was down. It's in the Eleuthera Reviews section of my website. Next time you are down on the island, set enough time aside to pay a visit to Rose's Northside Inn Restaurant for lunch or dinner. Pass the conch fritters please!

One other note before I leave. I know my blog posts have been a little sporadic, but it's simply an issue of having enough time. I am going to make an earnest attempt to add new blog material sooner rather than later as I do have more to share in this format. If you get starved for more Eleuthera in the meantime, or just miss my rants, you can check out my Facebook Page on Eleuthera where I share some of my photos. Please join us if you have the chance. Love to hear from other fans of "Elutra!"

pj

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