Bahamas Day 7
After saying goodbye to the group, I and a few of the stranglers meandered down the road towards Atlantis, the massive resort on adjoining Paradise Island. We never quite made it over the bridge that connects the two islands, as we were too distracted by what was happening under it.
It turns out the area we were in is called Potter’s Cay, a shipping dock and hub of activity located beneath the bridges going to and from Paradise Island. The bars lining the entrance are a great place to grab a cheap Kalik local beer, try super fresh conch and rub shoulders with the locals. I was walking through super early in the morning, so the bars weren’t yet open, but there was activity further beneath the bridge.
Islanders began to unload their wares in the market section, selling everything from shriveled dead fish to creaking live crabs.
Pushing even further back under the bridge were the barges and the small fishing boats. There were amazing images of local fishing boats, colorful graffiti and amazing murals.
At the far end of Potter’s Cay you can see over the top of that barges straight across the bridges through to Atlantis. I marvel at the fact that such an amazing place with such strong local flavor can exist side by side with such a megalith manufactured resort (one that brought us great riches not too long ago!) I hope they continue to coexist peacefully, but just in case they don’t, get to Potter’s Cay as soon as possible! What a poignant image.