Cheese Danishes in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera

We were up with the sun and sailed 3 miles from Pau Pau Bay to Governor's Harbour. Our mission: to test 2 fantastic claims. 1. "Best cheese Danish pastry in the world". 2. "Worst holding in the Bahamas". To test Claim 1, we have to conquer Claim 2.  

Matt dropped the anchor. It bounced across the bottom. Amazing! We did this for a while, gave up, and went even further south. This time the anchor set right away, so it was time to climb in the dinghy and test Claim #1. Could it be true?! 
Library, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Sailboats at anchor, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Governor's Harbour anchorage and waterfront
Waterfront, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Governor's Harbour waterfront
Da Perk Coffee, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Testing Da Perk's coffee and pastries
Da Perk Coffee, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Da Perk Coffe Shop
Da Perk Coffee, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Da Perk
The verdict? 
1. Yes, the holding is the worst. We've never had the anchor bounce like that. It didn't even try! 
2. The world is a big place, but, yes, these were the best cheese danishes we've ever had! 

Governor's Harbour was a very pretty town, but we didn't want to stay the night, so hauled anchor and set off for the Glass Window Bridge, another 25 miles north. 
Waterfront, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Cupid Cay, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Cupid's Cay Waterfront, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Cupid's Cay, Eleuthera

What's your favorite breakfast pastry?

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  1. Pain au chocolat would be my breakfast pastry of choice, although I'd happily have a cheese danish in a pinch.

  2. I'm with Ellen -- pain au chocolat. But I probably fall on the boring side of things overall because I'm not a big pastry eater. In fact, I don't think I've ever even tried a cheese danish. Chocolate muffins are more my speed.

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

  3. Such a beautiful town, indeed. We never anchored there, probably because of its reputation, but swung by in a rental car when my parents visited many years ago. I actually saw a house sit pop up here as well not too long ago. It would be nice to come back and check out claim #1. :-)

    Abroad and when available, I am with the others and like pain au chocolat or a chocolate croissant. Here in Belgium, my parents have pastries and bread delivered at home for Sunday breakfasts, from their favorite bakery. My order consists of a pain au chocolat with baked in yellow cream (pudding) and a cremekoek (flaky pastry with a thick layer of vanilla pudding inside) with powdered sugar on top. Those also come with glazed chocolate on top, but that is a bit too rich.

    1. Oh my goodness I want to live with your parents! Sounds amazing!!


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