Sunday, June 08, 2008
andros at last, chapter 1
ok, so yes i'm way behind on posting lots of things that have been happening around here, first and foremost of which was my vacation back in april to andros, the biggest and least populated island of the bahamas. i have 9 posts planned out (i took LOTS of photos) so will try to get them up over the next couple of weeks...
these are all just some of my scenic postcard shots to capture the tone of the place. there is very little tourist industry on andros, so it was a really pure and beautiful experience. i've never been anywhere tropical before, so i was pretty bowled over with nearly everything i saw!
my traveling companions were george, scout and richard, whose gorgeous photos can be seen here. you should also read george's accounts of our adventure here (scroll down a bit). scout fished every day, and one night he grilled up some of the barracuda and jacks (above) that he'd caught. most of his catches were given away or thrown back.
moonrise over the 'swash'...
the photo on the right is a mass of thimble jellies, which were everywhere, but didn't seem interested in stinging us.
we ate a lot of conch (cracked, fried and in salad), and even 'caught' some ourselves and made a conch salad one day. i put the word 'caught' in quotes because it almost seemed unfair; they are essentially giant snails and therefore have no defenses against us who have two hands and opposable thumbs!