Sunday, June 10, 2012


We had a few easy flights to get from Cincinnati to Charlotte and then from Charlotte to Nassau in the Bahamas.  Our taxi took us to the Sandy Point Resort where we spent the night (we couldn't get to Nassau in time to catch the plane to San Salvador Island). 

We stayed in the yellow building, top floor, overlooking the swimming pool.

Sandy Point was a nice place - lots of pastel colored buildings and their own beach area as well as a swimming area (small but with a water slide).
Some of the buildings are vacation time shares and some are the hotel itself.  The hotel staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. 

Walking out towards the ocean, there was this little white gazebo, where you could sit and watch the sunset (and we saw a stingray swimming along under the pier).

After some nice meals cooked out right there on the beach at Sandy Point, we had a nice sleep (although the electricity was off for about 1-2 hours in the night but it was off all over that part of the island for some reason).  Got up the next morning, breakfast (also on the beach), and then taxi to the airport to catch our Bahamasair flight to San Salvador Island via Deadman's Cay (arrrrrrr, mateys!!!).

Before I show you what the Gerace Research Center is like, I'll leave you with these lovely photos - what you expect when someone says, "I'm going to the Bahamas!"

This is our group having coffee the morning we left, with Lady Sarah (Sandy Point's manager) joining in for the photo shoot :)


Carol Blackburn said...

Stay safe!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I am sure that you came back with lots of great reference photos and inspiration for future paintings!

Studio at the Farm said...

The resort looks absolutely heavenly, Rhonda.

RH Carpenter said...

Ooops, it's Sandyport, not Sandy Point. It was lovely and nice - they spray for mosquitoes on that island so you can walk around without getting eaten :)

I did return with photos - but I have so many photos of the Bahamas that I never paint - I think there is something so different about it = the light, the shadows, the colors; that I feel I don't know enough to capture it at all.

jgr said...

Yes, great reference photos, that photo of the dock would be great!

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RH Carpenter said...

I recommend Sandyport Resort and Hotel - beautiful and the people were so friendly and helpful! Once I get over the trauma of the trip, I'll settle down and maybe see if I can paint something from the photos I took.