Waterlogged and Sunburned

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Week 1 Group photo!!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE BUS WILL BE ARRIVING BY NOON ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 4TH IN FORTWAYNE. WHEN THE BUS GETS CLOSER TO FORT WAYNE, YOU WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR PERSON.

Here are our adventurers for the last few days 🙂


01-01-2015

Today we broke off into three groups once again today: two for boat and one for birding (Dr. Joe).

Birding crew went North to BAMSI, Mennonite Farm, and two other places (slipped my memory).

The boat crew split into two groups and traveled to four sites at their leisure.

Three Sisters: A set of patch

Rat Cay

Saddleback: Its a small Cay in the area that from a far, looks like a saddle due to the land formations.

Turtle Reef: Can you guess how it got its name.

Dave’s Patch Reef for researchers before heading in for the night.


02-01-2015

Today was a land and sea day. By that I mean that we were on land but went out into the water from the shore to visit a few of the sites. and of course, the birders…they are always birding!!

Mennonite Farm: The Mennonites came to Andros several years ago to spread their message to the community. Although the faith has not caught off as one would like, they provide a major aid to the island. They provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the community from their garden that they have nurtured into a nutrient rich environment. They have crushed the limestone and added nutrients to it by planting vegetables like legumes and tomatoes. To create more ‘soil’ they gather thalassia (a type of sea grass) from the shore after a large storm and add it to their gardens to eventually break down and decay.

Coconut Grove: A high energy area where the coral is roughly 100 feet or so from the shore. The Barrier reef is along that end as well.

Conch Sound Blue Hole: Lunch


Hope you enjoy!

 

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