Last year we gave Little Harbour on the southeast part of the Exumas a pass because we were concerned about the depth in the entrance channel. At low tide there is a sandbar with only about 3 ½ feet of water over it (Motivator’s draft is 4’7”), but on a rising tide we squeaked across.
The guidebook says there are about 100 residents at Little Harbour and Pete’s Pub and Gallery, that’s about it.
The pub is on the funky side, but the food is not. Dinner was one of the best we have found in the Bahamas. I had cracked peppered Wahoo on a Cesar’s salad, while Pollie had the seared Yellow Fin Tuna.
The gallery is quite nice.
It seems that on New Year’s Day in 1951, Randolph Johnston and his family left his job as an assistant professor at Smith College in Massachusetts for Man-O-War Cay in the Abacos to escape the “Megamachine” and for Randolph to pursue his sculpting.
In Man-O-War they purchased a 47’ schooner to cruise the Caribbean and perhaps the South Pacific.After a shakedown cruise to Nassau, they decided everything they wanted was in the Bahamas, so the returned to the Abacos, sailed into Little Harbour and fell in love with the setting.
After a shakedown cruise to Nassau, they decided everything they wanted was in the Bahamas, so the returned to the Abacos, sailed into Little Harbour and fell in love with the setting.
Today, Randolph has passed away and his son Pete has taken over the foundry.
Aside from peace and quiet, the only other attraction at Little Harbour is the beaches.
They were great for exploring.
These are chitons, they haven’t changes since dinosaurs roamed the earth.