Monday, December 1, 2008

Fishing Tales --- landing a big tuna

One of Meakin’s dreams when we retired to Lubbers in 1995 was to be able to catch fish. We tried to catch them from the dock in front of our house but those fish were smart. If, and I do mean if, you were able to catch one, somehow the word spread in the fish kingdom and you weren’t able to catch another one that day.

One day Al, a friend of ours and his oldest son also named Al, were going fishing in the ocean and invited Meakin to join them. Sure enough, they caught a big 40 pound tuna. According to Meakin, it took two men and a boy to boat it but by golly, they got it. It doesn't get any better than this in Abaco.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lubbers Quarters, our home in Abaco

Welcome to my blog. My name is Sam Hoffer.

My husband Meakin and I followed a dream and retired to the out islands of the northern Bahamas and lived there year-around for ten years on a tiny private cay (cays are smaller than islands) in the Abacos called Lubbers Quarters. Our home was Lazy Days and we also had a vacation rental Sandy Bottoms. See picture.
I wrote a food column for The Abaconian newspaper, "From the Kitchen of Lazy Days," while we lived there. It was a very special time in our lives and one we won't forget.

I am in the process of writing a lively memoir, Living on Island Time, Retirement in Abaco Spiced with Food, Friends and Rum. The book is a travel adventure filled with zany characters, funny stories, jokes, and all of the wonderful friends we made. It includes building a home, boating and fishing tales, gardening, entertaining, food and recipes, as well as all of the trouble we managed to get into. Life isn’t always perfect in paradise.

I look forward to your comments and input. Welcome to Island Time in Abaco.