A Journal, with Pictures

Cat Island

by on Jan.29, 2012, under Flying

On Friday January 20, I was back to full strength and ready to fly to Cat Island. We took off at 10:00 AM and landed around noon. Our route of flight took us by Bimini, over Nassau, South of Abaco to Cat Island then to New Bight, MYCB, mostly within sight of an island. New Bight is un-towered and without a FBO, so one of the fireman directed us to a parking spot. We cleared customs and the fireman, John, took us in his personal car to Fernandez Beach Village. It turned out that everyone on Cat Island couldn’t do enough to make our stay pleasant. Tony the owner is a pilot and he and his wife Pam,were always on hand and very gracious hosts. Donna the manager, made sure our every need was fulfilled. Fernandez Bay Village defines laid back. Beautiful beach, very casual (rustic) accommodations and main resort, with classical Bahamian atmosphere.

Our cottage was called the Hummingbird House which was a short walk down the beach from the main resort. At night the clear skies gave us a spectacular view of the milky way on the walk back from dinner.

On Saturday Donna the resort manager drove Joyce and I to the Hermitage, which is a tiny chapel and hermit quarters built by Father Jerome atop the highest hill in The Bahamas. This Franciscan monk ministered to the people of Cat Island until 1956 from his Heritage, which affords a great view of Cat Island.

Our stay at Fernandez Bay Village was too short and we will return. It is a great place to relax and experience Bahamian hospitality at its best.

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