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Papa

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Papa is our Haitian gardener. He’s more than just a fine gardener, he’s a great fix-it person and is always smiling and friendly…..even in 90 degree weather. He lives in Tarpum Bay with other Haitians working here. Columbus (our property manager) was able to secure a green card for him so he is legal. He

The Simple Beauty of Buying Fish at the Pier

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The pier at Tarpum Bay is a lively scene on good weather days at at 3 p.m., as the fishermen come back from their daily outings. It’s a ritual that has gone on since people settled in south Eleuthera which has been around for over 250 years! Tarpum Bay is one of the most photographed

Vestiges of Irene

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Lynnie and I are here now at Point o’ Vue four months after Hurricane Irene stormed through. Other hurricanes that have caused damage since we built our home were Andrew in 1982 and Floyd in 1997. Andrew created havoc in north Eleuthera and went on to pound southern Florida. The surges from Floyd nearly wiped

Packing for Lighthouse

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When asked by guests for some excursion ideas, the first to come to mind while on Eleuthera is a day trip to Lighthouse Beach, an expansive stretch of untouched beach at the southern tip of the island. Wild and wonderful, this pristine beach is literally a piece of heaven, miles from nowhere complete with shallow

On Hurricanes

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Point o’ Vue is on the same parallel as Key West and 250 miles east. The Bahamas technically is not part of the Carbibean, which is further south. Nevertheless, we do live in an area and region that is at risk from Hurricanes. The Hurricane season is said to be between July and November. In

Point o’ Vue is Great for Families

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Point O’ Vue is great for families. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information through iPhones, Blackberries and laptops and plug in through Wii, Xbox, Netflix and Hulu, it becomes harder to connect with those we love. Eleuthera is an out island in the bahamas, far away from the hustle and bustle

The Cut

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In the 1940’s Arthur Vining Davis (who ran Alcoa and later Arvida) acquired about 20,000 acres in south Eleuthera to develop resorts. He built the Rock Sound Club (Lynnie and I stayed there….world class fabulous…..now defunct). He built a home on Winding Bay for his secretary, which later became the Winding Bay Club (also fabulous,

Rock Sound

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Rock Sound is 12.5 minutes by car from Point o’ Vue. It is one of three airports on Eleuthera. The others are Governor’s Harbour (GHB) and North Eleuthera (ELH). GHB is 40 minutes north from POV and ELH is 1.5 hrs. Most people don’t understand that Eleuthera is 110 miles long. In the 50’s and

Fresh Fish at the Pier in Tarpum Bay

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Two or three groups of local fishermen go out at daybreak on good weather days. They spend the day diving for conch, spearing crawfish and catching snapper, grouper, kingfish and all other sorts of fruits-de-la-mere. They return at at 2 p.m. and set up shop at the pier at Tarpum Bay. The old folks are

A New Discovery

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Lynnie and I have been coming to south Eleuthera for nearly two generations. We give our guests thorough write-ups and information. When it comes to beaches, we thought we had them all. Well, wrong again. We were told of a beach called “Paw-Paw” on the Caribbean side west from Palmetto Point. While really in Palmetto