During our time at the Yoga Retreat, we had the opportunity to take the boat into Nassau (about 5 minutes away by boat) and to wander the streets with the Cruisers. We were wary of this because of an experience in Baja many years ago. We were walking along down the street in Baja when the Cruise Ship came in. We watched as restaurants, bars and shops raised their prices for the onslaught of Cruisers. A drink that had been $2.50 only a few minutes before was now $6. Since we weren’t drinking and can only buy what we can carry on our backs, we were able to watch without fear of losing our money. This also threw us into a conundrum…what were we going to do if we weren’t going to drink or shop?
Pose for goofy tourist photos, no doubt!
Observe the local wildlife…
Read the writing on the wall/cardboard.
And finally, to break down and buy SOMETHING! Keegan bought a new “friend” a coconut shell turtle (now named “Turry”) that can be wound up and will race across the floor a short distance. It is light and fairly indestructible…a great traveling toy. That is the “straw market” in the background. This is the major shopping stall market on the Nassau port.
After this we headed back to the peace, quiet and calm of the yoga retreat.
Life lesson: If you’re sitting in the barber’s chair, sooner or later you’re going to get a haircut. In other words, if you’re wandering through the Straw Market, sooner or later you’re going to buy SOMETHING.