2017 Mars Bay Conch Festival, South Andros.

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  • 2017 Mars Bay Conch Festival, South Andros.

    So, I went to the Festival.
    First time to South Andros. Not easy to get too or back, not touristy and for the most part stopped in time and off the beaten path.
    But, unspoiled.
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    Barren on the West
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    Any landing you walk away from is a good one, no?
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    I'm liking the haulout facilities and the goats.
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    Luhrs for sale.
    Minor repairs needed.
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    Tide out.
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    Tide in.
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    There is a Blue Hole to the left.

    Let the Festival begin.
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    This is where I parked to see the Blue Hole, then managed to lock the keys in the car. Keys had to come from Nassau the next day. The rental people slept with the car. The mosquitoes where formidable.
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    Ant type of Conch you want.
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    The DJ.
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    This little person was cute!
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    • #3
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      All wiring to code.
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      • #4
        Nice sandbar at low tide.
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        Andros Beach Club beach.
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        Duke guarding the estate.
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        Andros Beach Club, the Beach House.
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        They still make 40 hp two strokes.
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        • #5
          I'm coming back to get my teeth done.
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          • #6
            GREAT PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Haven't seen Andros in over thirty years

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            • #7
              Great pics

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              • #8
                Cessna 402B Utililiner. I wonder what was the original cargo?? Marijuana or Cocaine?

                The Bahamas were littered with old twins like that back in the 70's. I even remember seeing one landed and abandoned on Great Issaac's light house rock. Ran across another up near Walker's Cay on one trip. It had only been in the water for a couple of days.

                Probably still a couple of them off the runway at Bimini. Used to be one you could dive on.

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                • #9
                  Nice pictures, thanks for sharing. Looks a little remote out there.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bstnsportsfan View Post
                    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing. Looks a little remote out there.
                    It is, that is why I went. Pretty unspoiled, as a result not to many amenities.
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                    • #11
                      What is the blue hole?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Surfercross View Post
                        What is the blue hole?
                        Blue holes




                        Guardian Blue Hole




                        The island's blue holes are water-filled cave systems, which attract divers from all over the world.
                        All the main islands of the Bahamas have blue holes, but those of Andros are the best known. Andros has 178 on land with at least 50 in the sea. Blue holes can best be described as entrances to the intricate cave systems which run underneath the island and sea floor.[31]
                        Their openings can be found among the shallow creeks, inland lakes, and the shallow banks of the Bahamas. The caves, which have developed within the Bahamian carbonate platforms, can be laterally and vertically very extensive. Lateral cave passages can extend to several kilometres and vertically may range in depth from ten to several hundred metres.[32]
                        Noted oceanographer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau visited Andros Island in 1970 to explore and film the Andros Blue Holes. The video of this expedition, called The Secret of the Sunken Caves, is included in the 2005 Cousteau video collection, The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey: The Complete Collection.[33] Cousteau explored several ocean blue holes, and the inland blue holes known as Uncle Charlie's, Church's, and the Guardian.[34]

                        National Geographic magazine has featured the Andros Blue Holes several times over the past thirty years, most recently in August 2010.[35]



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                        • #13
                          Can we smuggle a few of those new Yam Enduros back to the states? Betting there is a market for smaller carbed 2 strokes. Supposedly that Enduro will last forever.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pstephens46 View Post
                            Can we smuggle a few of those new Yam Enduros back to the states? Betting there is a market for smaller carbed 2 strokes. Supposedly that Enduro will last forever.
                            That thing was a beast. It was not a 40hp two stroke as I remember. I should have looked under the hood. I am glad it started on the third pull.
                            One thing about Andros, it's skinny.
                            Last year I crunched the center lower unit real good, this year I tapped the 40 pretty good. Was looking because I was in skinny water, got clear (I thought) and bam.
                            Sucked, lower unit have never been tapped.
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                            • #15
                              http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ma...er-blue-holes/

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