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Published: March 29th 2016
Jerry tells us about a Easter weekend tradition for the locals here...they camp out on the beach...you could see the tents and shelters all along the beach as we drove into Georgetown.
We started our day with breakfast at the cafe next to Legendz. Good omelets....ham and cheese, jerk chicken...home fries, etc. then drove out to the eastern side of the island. Checked out the areas of Prospect and Savannah...going farther east there's really not much for shops within walking distance of residential neighborhoods. We drove around Georgetown, past the hospital where Fred has his interview on Wed. There are free clinics for hospital employees....might be a good place for me to get my aching knee replaced! Lots of jewelry and clothing stores that cater to tourists and cruise ships that come into the harbor, making this a good area to avoid when the ships are here. Seven Mile Beach is lined with resorts, hotels and condos that block the view of the ocean from the road. Beaches are public below the high tide line...there are public access footpaths in-between buildings...you just park your car on the side of the road and walk down to the water. There's a large
public beach farther away from the center of Georgetown with plenty of parking.
We had spent enough time riding around, the windshield washers were getting worn out....Fred's still having a hard time finding the blinker lever on the right side of the steering wheel....we're thirsty and it was after 11 am...went to a beach bar near the public beach called Calico Jacks. Reminded me of Foxys on Yost Van Dyke....minus the underwear hanging from the ceiling. The local brew is called CayBrew...I tried their Bock, Jerry had their lager and Fred had a frozen blue concoction and somehow managed to avoid a brain freeze. I walked down to the water...it was wonderful! Jerry tells us they have a big full moon party at Calico Jacks...the water comes all the way up to the main floor of the bar.
We headed back to the house. Fred and I looked online at pet friendly apartments and houses for rent to see what we could possibly afford. We like West Bay...very nice quiet area with beaches but Fred would have about 30 minute commute to the hospital. Jerry did confirm what I had read online...that rush hour traffic in Georgetown is
bad...you can sit in traffic for half hour...in the heat....no thanks! Lots to consider!
We drove back to Georgetown and walked around Camana Bay....a large complex with a mix of upscale condos and businesses on Governors Creek. Most of the shops were closed for the holiday, but restaurants were open...all with outdoor seating. We'd had a few rain showers earlier in the day but skies had cleared so folks were outside, enjoying the evening. Dinner was a quest...we stopped at Peppers but they were closed for the Easter Monday holiday. Next we went to Dexters but that was too pricey, so drove to Dukes Seafood and Rib Shack. Menu looked good...they had jerk chicken which made Fred happy. Jerry had that too and I had their Maui beef ribs....sooo good! I ordered a Dark and Stormy cocktail and have included a photo of the drink menu listing it...for those of you who play Cards Against Humanity with us....you'll understand why!!!!!!
Spent the evening binge watching Swamp People, tried watching Last Man Standing on the Hallmark channel but couldn't get it...early to bed again...it's a school night.
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