Hope Town’s Charm

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit a friend who lived in Hope Town, Bahamas for a great time in the sun.  One of my favorite things about the island was the colorful buildings – windows and doors included.  I wish more towns around the world had the explosion of color found here or in Burano Island, Italy.

Hope Town’s Lighthouse. One morning we climbed to the top of the lighthouse – which was free by the way – and had a great view of the Harbor below.  The 101 steps to the top were nothing compared to some of the church towers in Europe (or even the Eiffel Tower stairs for that matter) and the view was well worth it.  The breeze also helped cool us off considering how it was July… in the Bahamas… any breeze is appreciated!

Hopetown Harbour 1

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Hopetown CoffeeOne morning we were adventuresome and woke up in the 6 o’clock hour to catch the sunrise from Hope Town Coffee House.  As we all know, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.  And well, Hope Town’s Lighthouse is in the west and the beach behind my friend’s house is in the east…  So why in the world would we head over to part of the island that faces the west in the morning?  One reason is Hope Town’s Coffee House is amazing.  I don’t even drink coffee and I went there every morning.  The homemade pastries range from Pineapple, Coconut, Red Velvet Muffins to Banana, Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Flaxseed.  And they have Quiche AND Apple Cinnamon Pancakes topped with whipped cream.  Pastries aside, the reflection of the sunrise in the sky behind the lighthouse was breathtaking with all the pinks and oranges.

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One evening before dinner, I also caught the sunsetting behind the lighthouse.  Basically, I got any and every sun option available at the Harbor. 🙂

Hopetown Lighthouse Sunset 1

Hopetown Lighthouse Sunset 2

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