One Particular Harbor is Steve’s favorite song – mine is Boat Drinks, go figure! We found our paradise when we arrived at Little Harbour, which is at the southern end of the Abacos. What makes this place unique is that it is “off the grid”. There is no electricity and only 50 homes all powered by solar or wind generators. It is sheltered on all sides so there is great protection in the harbor. It also has the perfect beach bar – Pete’s Pub – with a sand covered floor, special rum drink and 4 Bimini Rings. We were told by our friends on Imagine This that we would love this place and we agreed. We came back several times!
Little Harbour was settled in 1951 when a family arrived by schooner to establish an artist community. They lived on board and in the caves while they built a home. Little Harbour has the only working bronze foundry in the Bahamas. Pete’s artwork is on display on the premises and he has sold it worldwide.
The approach to the harbor is very shallow so it is best to come in at low tide, unless you are a catamaran! The harbor has numerous mooring balls and nearly every boat was a cat. You pay at the bar for the mooring ball. It is also a great place to kayak or paddle board around.
Pete’s Bar has some of the freshest fish in the Bahamas. Jazzy became right at home running around off leash. All of the customers and children loved him. He couldn’t wait to come ashore. We had a great time in that place.
We enjoyed walking around Little Harbour. It is a short walk to the ocean side and it really is beautiful to see the waves and water. There are some close in reefs out there, too. The houses are very unique and so interesting to view walking along the sand road.
It is always good to talk to locals. We found out that there is a Blue Hole within a mile of Pete’s Pub on Little Harbour. It is easy to miss, but we made several trips to it. It is like a giant aquarium and full of tropical fish.
“But there’s this One Particular Harbour
So far but yet so near
Where I see the days as they fade away
And finally disappear” Jimmy Buffet
This is the last post from the Bahamas. So many enjoyable places and so many anchorages where we just anchored out with nothing but a beach.
We can’t wait to go back next year!