“Fernandez Bay Village (Home) – Half the homes are part of a resort and half the homes are private homes”
Several years ago I reached a point where I finally made the best peace one could make with breaking my neck and having my life change forever. I spent so much time constantly pushing forward and not thinking about my accident through sheer determination of will. This worked for a time, but eventually I had to find a way to dig deep in order to find some resemblance of happiness in my life and search for the best way I knew how to live a full life despite my circumstances.
Through quite a fair bit of soul-searching I arrived to where I am presently living the most fulfilled life I know how with work, finding love, getting married, spending time with friends & family, and traveling when able.
For the last six months Cat Island, Bahamas (my home) has been on my mind. My family has had a home in the Bahamas for the last 40 or so years and it is a place so magical words simply cannot do it justice. It is a beautiful out Island in the Eastern Bahamas spanning 60 miles long and 2 miles wide with a population of roughly 2,000 people.
The airport runway to the island is so short that no large commercial airlines are able land on the runway giving it its unique, and rustic charm because only those who know about it know how to get there.
I grew up on this island and made my first trip down when I was only several months’ old back in 1983. I have lived in so many countries around the world that Cat Island has always been my home base, my center, my world, my escape, and my favorite place in the entire world.
I spent my time on the island with family and friends spearfishing, scuba diving, exploring caves in the middle of the island, taking Robinson Caruso style boat trips with my family to unnamed deserted islands, jumping off rocks into the ocean, picnicking on deserted beaches, kayaking through crystal clear lagoon waters, taking long walks on the beach, building bonfires with family, and countless other surreal adventures. Continue reading