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|Hope Town is the only town on Elbow Cay. It looks like a small New England fishing village, plopped down in the tropics. The island has a population of about 300 people (and possibly an equal number of cats!). We made a trip into Hope Town almost every day, sometimes by golf cart, and sometimes by boat. Vehicles are not allowed in Hope Town, so you park your golf cart at the edge of town and walk in.|
|The most distinguishing landmark in town is the old lighthouse.||
This is one of the last three kerosene-burning, hand-cranked lighthouses in the world.
|There are no roads to the lighthouse, so you can only get there by boat.||We had dinner here one evening, and tried to figure out the complicated flashing pattern of the Hopetown lighthouse.|
|The view of town from the top of the lighthouse (101 steps) was fabulous.||This photo (and the next two) show that Hope Town is not very large.|
|The buildings in town are all brightly painted.||And the houses have ornate wood trim, like these pink dolphins and whales.|
|This is one of the main "streets" through town.||This is the grocery store we shopped at several times. Opens sometime around 10:00, closed from about 1:00-2:00 pm daily & all day Sunday!|
|This is the restaraunt (Harbour's Edge) where we celebrated Karin's birthday.||
The Hope Town Fire and Rescue house; we're talking SMALL town here, folks.