Leaving Eleuthera Island, Bahamas

posted Apr 9, 2011, 2:19 PM by Darren Cannell   [ updated Apr 9, 2011, 5:36 PM ]
We actually checked out one day early in order to make it to Miami where we need to catch our flight to San Juan for our cruise.  I did not want to leave Powell Pointe, Cape Eleuthera because it is a wonderful and relaxing place to stay which really felt like home.  I will really miss the surrounding turquoise water views and the excitement of the shark feedings. 
We left our unit at 3 pm in order to make it in plenty of time for our Bahamas Air 4:50 pm flight.  It turned out that Bahamas Air was delayed again.  We have to catch a 7 pm flight out of Nassau to Miami and if we don’t make that then it is too bad for the cruise.  Thank God the 7 pm flight was delayed slightly which allowed us to make the connection.  Our friends the Poolman’s our next door neighbours at Powell Pointe had a ton of trouble at check in and then through security and they are German diplomats.  I thought these types were VIP’s but I guess not.  I always thought that working at an Embassy would be a really cool job and I still think that, maybe when I retire or Darren gets a second job, ha.
The people here are very friendly and helpful with directions.  The signage is not very good on the roads so it is a definite help.  Eleuthera is very charming in a laid back way and the beaches are second to none.  The only bad thing that I can possibly say is that the noseeums are horrid after dark and you have to put spray on.  My legs are a mess and I am still scratching.  Regardless, I hope to return someday soon to Powell Pointe Cape Eleuthera.