For a small little village there is a lot to do in Lahave. Last evening after we had picked up a mooring at the club we went ashore to check in. Lahave is one of those clubs where folks go out of their way to make you feel welcome and you are greeted by everyone you meet. There was a bit of a sailboat race going on so we ordered some food form the club grill and enjoyed some cool refreshments from the Adirondack chairs out front. The young lady who runs the club is pretty amazing she juggles duties between the bar, the grill, and the marina and she does them all well and with a smile to boot. We chatted with the other member on the deck and had a really enjoyable time not to mention a great view.
This morning we decided to take Gypsy over to check out the bakery since we had heard it was worth the visit last night. The bakery has a nice floating dock that can accommodate a few 30’ boats one side and lots of tenders on the other. We were pretty amazed by the bakery which is the biggest understatement ever. The bakery is in the front portion of the building facing the street and they offer a crazy variety of fresh baked goods as well as food where you can sit in or grab a chair outside and enjoy your meal on the front porch. We had a delicious breakfast with fresh homemade coffee and had a great chat with a couple of local ladies seated next to us. They told us all about the pristine beaches that you take a short drive too or go in by boat if you preferred. They had lived there all their lives and thought that Lahave was paradise, and we agree.
With our appetites taken care of we ventured into the bakery to check out the multiple craft stores. The local crafts were handmade and amazing. I have never seen such a variety of art and tasteful crafts in one location. This is worth the trip alone. We spoke with and interesting lady who ran “The Above the Water Art Gallery” on the second floor. She was a cruiser and had reclaimed a lot of the materials for her artwork from the beaches in the Bahamas. Tiny little sandals etc… her work was beautiful. She had invited us down to the club on Friday, unfortunately we were leaving soon so weren’t able to accept. She was also telling us that seven boats from the small Lahave Yacht club had left for the Bahamas last week (wow that is a lot of big cruising for a small club good for them). After more than an hour of browsing the Bakery we headed a short distance up the street to visit the pottery shop. The Westcote Bell Pottery studio is really impressive taking pottery to a whole new level. He does so many artistic and original things with pottery they are just a pleasure to behold. Joyce and I agreed that we were going to buy some of his work in the near future, we had already spent today’s limit at the bakeryJ.
Wow that was a busy morning. We headed back to Rose Lee for a quick stop and then we decided to take Gypsy into Bridgewater for some necessities (The beer and wine were dangerously low).
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We had a great trip up the river and enjoyed the view from the water of the beautiful waterfront homes. What a nice place to spend the summer overlooking the Lahave and the boats coming and going, very nice. With our booty in hand we headed back down the river to Rose Lee. After we caught our breath for a little we headed into the club, Joyce wanted to get online and take care of some banking (the bills don’t take vacation I guess). I got the tender operator to run me back out to Rose Lee so I could bring her alongside for fuel, water and a little wash-down. Of course the breeze came up a little just as I was attempting to back in and blew me off my mark. Abort that attempt and try again and the second time in went fine. Well with the boat and banking stuff completed it was back out to the mooring for a nice BBQ and a very chillaxing evening. Gotta get rested up we are heading for Lunenburg tomorrow.
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