There were a couple places we wanted to check out while we were in Rock Sound. The first was the Ocean Hole. This is a large sinkhole that is one of the most famous landmarks in Eleuthera. Even Jacque Cousteau had once explored the Ocean Hole. Now it is a source of fun for residents and visitors alike. There are several different types of fish, and they are very comfortable with the tourists. As soon as they see someone come to the edge of the water entire schools of fish will come to the surface near you anxiously awaiting their daily feeding. It’s fun to see so many fish right up at the edge. Be sure to bring some bread or other fish food to hold them over. If you want to jump in and cool off the Blue Hole is also a great swimming location. There is a ladder and small platform so you can easily get out when you’re done hanging out with the fish.
Of course the Ocean Hole isn’t the only cool thing to do around Rock Sound. We checked out the Cathedral Cave. This is located right across Queen’s Highway from a picturesque Methodist Church. There is actually another ocean hole right next to the cave, so it’s a two for one trip. Cathedral Cave is a small karst formation cave. The cave itself is not very expansive, but the views are very cool. It is open in several spots in the ceiling allowing light to enter most parts of the cave. There are also roots from the trees up top streaming down into the cave giving it the appearance of buttresses on an old cathedral. It is a pretty cool stop that is just a short walk from the tender dock.
Since Rock Sound is a little larger town and were heading to the Exumas soon we also wanted to grab some groceries. We checked out Hall’s Food Store and Market Place Store. Hall’s is a standard local grocery store in the Bahamas and it’s near the tender dock. Market Place Store is a little more “Western” and they have Air Conditioning. We packed up our cart and made our way back to Unwritten Timeline.
Next stop is the Exumas.