Monday, October 20, 2014

Part One: A Celebrity of the Most Unusual Kind

Guess who I met on the picturesque island of Abaco?  Oh, shucks. I'll give you a hint. She's a celebrity of the most unusual kind!

If you don't already know, Abaco is a 35 minute flight from Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. Flying there, it's hard not to appreciate the various shades of blue-greens smiling up from the great sea below. The sight of it made me almost ask, "Are we there yet?" I even took a moment to thank The Creator for coloring our world with such beauty. 

Before meeting the unexpected celebrity, days were spent at a luxurious oceanfront home in Bahama Palm Shores. Do I need to say - Breathtaking? When I looked down the angled cliff, I stared in amazement at a beach completely void of people. The writer in me smiled at the idyllic, peaceful scene.

From there, a 40 minute car ride took me back in time - to Cherokee Sound, a small tucked-away settlement. Trust me - if you aren't looking for it, chances are you won't find it!

At the entrance to Cherokee, a sign requests all visitors to park and walk. On foot, I followed a narrow path which weaved around the tidy settlement. I found the cottages modest and sweet; colorful and joyous; filled with ultra friendly people.

The famous Long Dock stands near the entrance of Cherokee, while two other docks are towards the rear of the settlement. I met my most unusual celebrity at the dock.

Here she is:

Yep, that's her and does she have a story to tell! It's too much to get into now, so come back for Part Two of: A Celebrity of the Most Unusual Kind.


  1. What a beautiful place! And so beautifully described, Jeralyn, with lovely photos.

  2. Cherokee sounds like an ideal setting for peace and quiet. Looking forward to reading more about that creature in the water!

  3. Thank you Fay and Kathy for your comments.