MAN O WAR CAY, ABACO, THE BAHAMAS

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Sometimes we need to speak the words, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. That's what we found with Man O War Cay ….. an out-island in the Abacos. A quaint settlement filled with fisherman and craftsman, many of whom are from the “first families” to have settled Man O War Cay in the 1700's – loyalists from the United States who were loyal to Britain. Here is a montage of our time spent on Man O War Cay.

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The beach on the Atlantic side
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Jim swimming with Bentley at the Low Place

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Flip flops are always acceptable in the Bahamas! Two are better than one!

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The Dock & Dine restaurant at Man-o-War Marina!

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Man-o-War Marina
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Androsia batik fabric, unique prints to the Bahamas! Available @ Sally's Seaside Boutique

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Androsia batik at Sally's Seaside Boutique
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Protect the Dunes!
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View of the Ocean beach on the north end of the cay.
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The Low Place beach on the north end of the cay.
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The water is so clear at the marina you can see the bottom and the growth on the piling!
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A peek at the Atlantic ocean at the end of the road
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The ocean beach runs the entire length of the cay
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A coral outcropping on the inner reef that runs in front of the Ocean beach
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The Ocean Beach
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The Ocean Beach – look at the beautiful water color!
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All roads lead to …. a beach!
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The main thoroughfare. No cars allowed; only golf carts and remember to drive on the left!
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The center of the settlement
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The old cemetery, listing the first settlers of Man O War Cay. The founding family ~ the Albury family. And they are still very prevalent on the cay.

2 Comments

  1. Betsi,
    Great story about one of God’s most beautiful places! We have visited there many times and always enjoy our time there. Two places that you did not mention which deserve special attention are Albury’s Sail Shop and Joe Albury’s shop. The Sail Shop makes great bags of all kinds that are unique to Man-O-War and Joe’s has all sorts of gifts including hand carved ship models by Joe himself. A truly industrious town filled with super people! Many thanks for sharing your photos of this magical place. Have a great day! Heber

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    • You are right, I did not include them. But I will in a follow up post about Abaco post Dorian. Expect that to be done later this summer. We love the Sail Shop – I have several bags that I love! Andy Albury also does spectacular wood carvings – we have a picture of an Abaco Rage and an Abaco Rage lamp. Love Joe’s as well. One of our favorite cays in all of the Bahamas!

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