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Chat 'N' Chill Beach Bar and Grill, Stocking Island, Grand Exuma Island, The Bahamas, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, twenty-two

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

27 May 2012.

A short interisland flight with BahamasAir over the water takes us from Nassau to Georgetown on Great Exuma Island. From Georgetown, we hop on a water-taxi to Stocking Island for an afternoon on the beach next to Chat ‘N’ Chill Beach Bar & Grill. Other visitors (and pleasure-boats) hail from the U.S., México, and various European and South American countries.

I made the image above on 27 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/400-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 55mm focal length (88mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-m59.

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, twenty-one

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

13 May 2012.

Is there enough to do to occupy four weeks in The Bahamas? This is the wrong question. Under continuous tropical conditions, it’s all relax, all the time, with a constant reminder to remain hydrated. Cold Kalik beer is a constant companion. After a couple of weeks, I’m in danger of getting used to the temperatures: low-20s (70s F) feels “cold.”

There are opportunities to hang out on Paradise Island, and in this case, at one of the bar-restaurants next to the shoreline at the One and Only Ocean Club*. The resort location is also one of the filming locations for Daniel Craig’s introduction as MI6 agent 007 in “Casino Royale” (2006).

The One and Only, Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, fotoeins.com

The One and Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island. Camera settings: 1/8-sec, f/4, ISO1600, 21mm (34mm full).

I made both images above on 13 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-m3W.

*As of writing and posting, the updated name is “The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort.”

MailBoat, Fiesta Mail, NP 6397, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, twenty

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

10 May 2012.

The MailBoat company provides domestic interisland delivery of mail and cargo; residents and occasional visitors have also hopped on these boats for slow inexpensive transport between the islands. Docked at Potters Cay underneath the Sidney Poitier bridge, the brightly coloured MailBoat (NP 6397, Fiesta Mail) provides service between Nassau, New Providence and Freeport, Grand Bahama. From information provided by the Bahamian government (c. 2013), boats depart Nassau Mondays 1700h, Wednesdays 1700h, Fridays 1000h, with return-trips Wednesdays 0200h, Fridays 1000h, and Sundays at 1500h. One-way sailing-times are 8 hours in duration.

I made the image above on 10 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/250-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-m0S.

Junkanoo Beach, Nassau Harbour, Nassau Harbour Lighthouse, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, nineteen

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

3 May 2012.

It’s my first visit to both Nassau and The Bahamas where friends from Vancouver live and work. Despite the small size and its distance from the mainland, I could get used to the constant tropical weather and the absolute lack of urban pace. I’m at Junkanoo Beach, and the view across the water to Nassau Harbour Lighthouse includes many pleasure craft in the harbour, as well as a number of swimmers in the shallow waters. Looking at this ten years on, I still marvel over the different shades of blue in both sky and water.

I made the image above on 3 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/320-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 47mm focal length (75mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lZu.

Yes Dear, catamaran, Atlantis Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North America, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in the Bahamas: high luxury

Deep from the archives:

People live where tourists flock. As the image shows, the Bahamaian city of Nassau sees its fair share of wealthy people, as exhibited by the rental of this “Yes Dear” 18-metre (58-foot) catamaran yacht, complete with chartered crew. The starting rate begins at 20-thousand dollars for 2 passengers. Behind are the towers of the massive Atlantis casino and hotel complex. Given the relative isolation of these islands off the Florida coast, trying to reconcile what residents do for work versus the flow of offshore capital isn’t an obvious task.

I visited friends for a month in The Bahamas during my year-long RTW. From Nassau’s Eastern Parade, near the decent resto The Green Parrot, I made the image above on 18 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi and the following settings: 1/200-sec, f/11, ISO100, and 34mm focal length (54mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-isA.

Nassau, The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North America, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in the Bahamas: snorkeling lesson

Deep from the archives:

Warm blue waters are an invitation: sit at the beach to nurse a drink, or like these people, a small-group of people learning how to snorkel. What is your kind of relaxation in tropical climes? These were some of my first images in the Bahamas at Nassau’s Junkanoo Beach. For those stuck in the dark grey cold doldrums of a (northern) winter, there’s always hope of rejuvenation at lower latitudes, or even, southern latitudes.

During my year-long RTW, I made the photo above on 3 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 53mm focal length (85mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-isq.

Dune, The Ocean Club, Nassau, The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North America, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in the Bahamas: breezy beach drinks

Deep from the archives:

In the Bahamas, the bulk of the month-long stay is in Nassau on New Providence. Tonight we’ve headed over to adjacent Paradise Island where there’s a reserved table for sunset drinks at Dune at the Ocean Club. Formerly owned by The One and Only corporation, the property is now run by Four Seasons. The onshore ocean breeze brings in the intermittent crash of the surf, in contrast with constant chatter from inside the bar. The cold drinks and the setting sun provide additional relief from the humid tropical afternoon.

During my year-long RTW, I made the photo above on 13 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi and the following settings: 1/320-sec, f/14, ISO100, and 55mm focal length (88mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-isi.

Chat N Chill, Stocking Island, Grand Exuma Island, Exumas, The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North America, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in the Bahamas: chat and chill

Deep from the archives:

As part of a month-long stay in the Bahamas, my friends and I are on a short flight from Nassau airport on New Providence Island to Exuma International Airport on Great Exuma Island. We’re headed to George Town, about 15 km northeast of Exuma airport. The following day we’re on a water taxi for the short 1.6 km trip across the water northeast to Stocking Island. It’s merely a day to do absolutely nothing, except soaking some sun, sit all slack on the beach, and occasionally, dip the head and feet into the water, where manta rays might occasionally float by to say hi. Hungry? There’s always Chat `N Chill whose owners have entertained visitors from around the world.

During my year-long RTW, I made the photo above on 27 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 44mm focal length (70mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ilp.

Curly-tailed lizard, Nassau, Bahamas, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: reptile resident of the Bahamas

Shortly after my arrival in Nassau, this little guy climbs up a tree to my height and gives me the once over. The curly-tailed lizard doesn’t look so curly with its tail stretched parallel to the branch. Curly-tailed lizards are omnivores about 10-15 cm in length. Satisfied I’m not a threat, the lizard scurries away to explore. I’ll see my fair share of the lizards over the following weeks in the Bahamas.

In the Bahamas during my year-long RTW, I made the photo above on 5 May 2012 with the Canon EOS450D, 70-300 zoom, and the following settings: 1/25-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, 300mm focal length (450mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9BV.

Watching Nicola make conch salad, Doc Sands, Potters Cay, Nassau, Bahamas, fotoeins.com

Eat Like A Bahamian: 4 Ways to Get Conched

I’m basking in the Bahamian sun, collecting rays and passing time on the warm white sand.

It’s not long before I’m learning how to eat like a Bahamian. I’m craving for conch, peas and rice, and cold Kalik beer.

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