Not surprisingly, the Bahamas were beautiful, and we had a great time. Given that a picture is worth a larger number of words than I am inclined to write at this point, let's go to the images.
Our first glimpses of New Providence Island, snapped quickly as the airplane cruised in on final approach:
At lunch at the British Colonial Hotel after arrival, we saw an America's Cup yacht that is available for short cruises. Note the brave fellow high up the mast.
Dipping toes in the water for the first time:
Bay Street, the main street through Nassau, and the Straw Market, where the world's finest ersatz Prada handbags and Bahamian products (made in Hong Kong) can be found:
On day two, we went to the beach down the street from Greg and Kate's place:
Later, we spent some time at the spectacular Atlantis resort, enjoying the immense indoor/outdoor aquarium:
The next day, we took a sailboat to nearby, unihabited Rose Island for beach fun and snorkeling:
On the last day, we followed an exploration of tidepools with an English breakfast at the local cricket club:
Finally, after 3 1/2 days of sun, sand, snorkeling, and great times with Greg, Kate and Conor, we bid the islands adieu, on our way to further adventures in Florida: