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Green Turtle Bay Part 2

11 Aug

I love ‘the South’.  I may have been born a ‘Yankee’ but I hope I have absorbed, over the years, the essence of Dixie and made it my own. 

I’m not talking about a ‘Duck Dynasty’ sort of South – oh no, I’m talking about the true soul of the South.  The one that

…sees a stranger struggling and goes over to help

…nods and smiles ‘hello’ to every person they encounter

…waves at every car that passes

…offers that cup of tea and cake to all visitors

I mention this because of where Bushranger is currently contentedly bobbing.

bobbing

Green Turtle Bay is unarguably a beautiful marina.  The facilities are well thought-out and generous. 

restuerant

Mother Nature has blessed the area with lush, green forests and calm waters. 

boats

The amenities here are top-of-the-line (I actually used the Spa yesterday and had my hair and nails done!). …but that’s not what makes this place so amazing.  It’s the folks we’ve met that make it such a special place.

–from the Harbor Master who welcomed us, helped with our refueling and was later seen scrubbing the walls of the fuel dock while singing a country western song–

–from the receptionist who found an item that we needed and ‘swung by’ to pick it up on her way into work the next morning, then called us to tell us she had it–

–and finally, I must tell you about the lovely soul sitting in the waiting room, the one with the parchment complexion, gummy smile and sparkling blue eyes, who brightened our day with her heartfelt farewell–

So, I guess while in the South, it is understandable to take a leaf out of Blanche DuBois’ book and not be afraid to ‘depend upon that kindness of strangers’ (A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams).  After all, ‘kindness’ IS the essence of ‘Southern Hospitality’, isn’t it?