I don't mind the slow down or stoppage. I recall
as a youngster, my favorite book was "Cruising Guide to the Abacos". I mentioned wanting to see Nassau
once and my dad said "Why in the world would you want to do that?" Marsh harbour was all we needed:
2 banks (one local one international)
1 blinking stree light
2 grocery stores
The small marina (forget the name) had a great restaurant and good wooden boats for rent.
lastly, The Lowes family
Sugarloaf is where we had a 4-wall plywood cabin
and it was quite the adventure for a little kid (there 5 of us kids
, but I was the youngest and the one that appreciated the area the most). Two of my greatest memories are of taking the 12' tin boat
and motoring through the mangroves, and taking the Sunfish and sailing from Sugarlaof to Hopetown. Wow, great fun!
Now I know they have electric
out to the island and one owner has dredged a channel and mooring
for his house and guest house.
Looking at google earth
, some parts
of Marsh Harbour and Matt Lowes Cay are totally unrecogniseable.