In February 2012 I flew my plane to Marsh Harbour on the island of Abaco and took a ferry to Elbow Cay for a weekend of snorkeling and biking.

The water behind the Hopetown Harbour Lodge is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Swimming couldn’t be easier than this place. The reef is 50 feet offshore from the beach behind the hotel.

When we weren’t swimming we bicycled around the island.

A trip to Elbow Cay is a must for anyone who enjoys the beach and a relaxed atmosphere.

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