Motu Iti is on a mooring at the entrance to Hope Town Harbour – in the shadow of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse.
Which puts us right where the action is: boats running aground in the shallows right off the Lower Public Dock, traffic jams of boats entering and exiting the harbor, and a tug and barge coming through. (That’s the lifeline on our boat in the lower foreground, which shows how close the tug is.)
And the Albury ferry at sunrise — so early in the morning, it has its nav lights on.
Our location also gives us an unimpeded view of the lighthouse – great for photo ops. Like the light at night.
And early in the morning, as the moon sets (far left).
But still close to the beach – just a short dinghy ride to the Sailing Club dock, tie up, walk up the hill, and there it is:
That glorious Elbow Cay beach with such stunning turquoise water. And the sand beach itself:
With little birds who seem to always avoid the waves – albeit, sometimes becoming airborne to do so.