Charming island home in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas.
Today marks the opening of the 2014 crawfish (Atlantic lobster) season in the Bahamas – wish we were there to partake!
Boats anchored in Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.
Albury’s Sail Shop, Man-O-War, Abaco, Bahamas.
It’s been a somber few weeks, both personally and globally. Last night, with the solemnity of recent days weighing on me, I switched off the news and began editing photos from my latest trip to Green Turtle Cay. When I reached this series of images, I couldn’t help but smile.
It was a sweltering, late-June day on the cay. I spent the afternoon packing to return to L.A. and preparing Fish Hooks for the summer and hurricane season ahead. In need of a break and searching for even a breath of breeze, I took Wrigley for a walk. As we rounded the corner near Settlement Point, I heard shouts and laughter. Several dozen local kids (and a few kids-at-heart) were splashing around in the water between the freight and dinghy docks.
School had recently let out for summer and the children were clearly making the most of their new-found freedom. They snorkeled, staged swimming races and dove from the docks, executing slightly-less-than-graceful swan dives and crazy cannon balls.
After several weeks spent viewing images of heartbreak, destruction and the dark side of humanity, I found the joy and levity in these pictures refreshing. I hope you will, too.
Pink frangipani in the garden of the Leeward Yacht Club, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
Shore of Settlement Creek at sunset, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.
Sea urchin shell, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
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Goofing around with the local kids, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.
Albert Lowe Museum, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Wrigley, running along the beach south of the Gillam Bay point, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.