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Several friends from afar have come to visit me since I have been here in the Bahamas. I suspect much of their interest in visiting me has to do with my new location, but I understand that completely.
In the past few months I have seen and experienced many of the wonderful things the islands have to offer. I find that when visitors come down I quite enjoy playing the part of the tour guide and showing off my new surroundings.
Initially, many people seem to think there isn’t much more to do here than lay on one of so many blissfully beautiful beaches and forget about the rest of the world. Now personally, that is one of my favorite activities, but there are actually a whole host of other activities and experiences to enjoy.
A golfing enthusiast friend of mine was thrilled with the world class golfing that is available in these islands. I have arranged to take my sports-minded buddies on big game fishing trips, while with others we have enjoyed leisurely boating excursions. For the nature lovers I have suggested hiking, and bird-watching tours.
It was just in my last blog entry that I told of my freshly married friends and I shamelessly take credit for the fact that they had their wedding and their honeymoon in the Bahamas.
I have so much more to experience here and I encourage others to come and experience an authentic Bahamas vacation.
I was recently invited to attend the wedding of two close friends. Actually, when they told me of their engagement several months ago I suggested that they have a Bahamas wedding. They jumped on the idea with exuberance and immediately started planning it.
They chose the Exumas, having been there once before and remembering it as the “most beautiful place on earth”. It was a late afternoon ceremony on one of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen. There were just seven guests and a small local band. The ocean was a brilliant blue and the sun was just low enough to cast that sweet golden light that makes everything so beautiful.
The bride wore a long simple, strapless gown and the groom was in chinos rolled up to his knees with an untucked shirt. Both had bare feet, in fact so did I, enjoying the soft white sand between my toes.
The hotel had supplied a lovely gazebo decorated with palm leaves and colorful bougainvillea flowers, which matched the bride’s bouquet. They had also put together a remarkable beachside reception with tiki torches and delicious island fare. The band kept playing long after sunset. It was a beautiful ceremony, and a memorable night.
I flew back to Nassau the next day, but the newly married couple are still in Exuma for another week enjoying a romantic honeymoon in paradise.