The Bahamas are amazing. This week in Nassau has been fantastic. Of course, when you’re in paradise, how can it not be.
Monday through Friday, Reyka and I were hoofing it. We were on buses, walking, sweating, taking our camera out, putting mics on, taking the drone out, putting the drone away, taking the gimbal out, walking some more, drinking water, putting on sunscreen, going to a fort, a famous staircase, a beach, another beach, a bigger fort but on the other side of town, a plaza. Now, was it all very fun? Of course. But did you feel like you’d run a marathon each day? Also, yes.
Enter Ratty. Ratty is a friend of a friend of Reyka’s family. He owns a jet ski outfit here in Nassau, and came highly recommended as a great guy. We met up with him on Saturday, and so began our “second” trip here. It just feels that different.
First, he took us on a jetski ride over turquoise water to a neighboring island to swim with pigs on a beach. At one point, I laid down in the sand and they ate chips off my chest. Still not quite sure why, but it happened.
After that adventure, he took us out to lunch and told us about how life can be difficult in the Bahamas. Nothing is given to you here. But with hard, steady work, you can make it. Today we took his jetskis out again to visit dolphins, Eddie Murphy’s private island (reyka and I did Donkey impressions from Shrek throughout his entire harbor), and a massive new hotel here named Bahamar.
- Knowing people is a game changer. Particularly when traveling to a new place, having someone to help guide you and share insight into their home can drastically change a trip.
- The Bahamas are amazing, expensive, complicated, big, beautiful, hot, and fantastic. I feel like Reyka and I want to spend a lot more time here in the coming years.
We jazzed up our website: https://www.wyattandreyka.com/
All the old newsletters are uploaded to the site for easy access, a project that’s been on my to-do list for a while: https://www.wyattandreyka.com/newsletter
Anyways, that’s it for today’s email. Let me know if you have any questions about the Bahamas or anything at all, really. I’d be happy to hear from you.
Wyatt (and Reyka)