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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:05 PM
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Default A free Nassau shore excursion - April 8, 2006

A Walking Tour of Nassau...

Nassau was the only port on my recent Carnival Liberty cruise where I did not have a firm plan in advance of what I would do there.

Had thought about Pearl Island excursions, but thought it would be crowded with 6 ships in port and all reports indicated that it was. Two people from my dinner table did the treasure hunt and found no treasure - perhaps the earlier cruisers had looted it all. They are supposed to reseed, so who knows. They did end up with a couple of smelly conch shells for their trouble.

Considered Atlantis, but it just seems like a waste of a port and more of a destination in itself to be discovered another day.

So, decided to do a self-guided walking tour. Of cours I had forgotton my notes -liberated from here:
http://www.frommers.com/destinations...251010008.html

and a map to go with:
http://www.frommers.com/images/desti...oricnassau.jpg

From the ship you should be able to see a number of points of interest
1) Atlantis
2) Straw Market
3) Senior Frogs
4) British Colonial Hilton (was a Sheraton when I stayed there, me thinks).














There is no shortage of maps and booklets available inside Festival Place which is hard to miss and in fact, I don't think you can. I picked up a couple of maps and a couple of booklets and off I went. One note - bring water with - going up hills and stairs can lead to much thirst.

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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:08 PM
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Off we go...





Some taxi rates I noticed...







If you must...

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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:09 PM
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There is a Harley shop...



And the other usuals



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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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Library










Zion Baptist Church




And one of the numerous buggys

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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:20 PM
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The Bahamas Historical Society Museum



A wall flower of sorts



Walk walk walk







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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Past the vendors







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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:25 PM
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One of the jails




kaBoom (perhpas to keep too many cruise ships from approaching ???)









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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:28 PM
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View from the top







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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:29 PM
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Time to move on...










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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:32 PM
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Post office - wasn't sure why on the tour, but I guess for stamp collectors...





People items in, so I guess still in use







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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:34 PM
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Balcony House
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:39 PM
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Decided it was time from a break and some foooooooooooood and spotted here:



Some conch fritters and a Planter's Punch, along with a couple glasses of water seemed in order.






Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. They were tasty. not lots of conch (maybe that is how they are supposed to be?), but tasty.




With beverages
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:42 PM
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Realized I had missed the Queen's Staircase - did I want to walk back or not. Oh well, we will continue and if there is time ?










The famous bus 10


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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:49 PM
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The back (front?) - whatever - the waterfront the side of Straw Market...










Is that a stop or a yield?


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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:51 PM
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And now to backtrack to the staircase.... grrrrr.. should have planned better...









made it...




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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:53 PM
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