Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 2013

April News from Andros Bahamas

With April being the time when we celebrate Earth Day there is a lot of environmental focus around the islands.

So what is Earth day? According to Globio, it’s the largest, most internationally celebrated environmental event. Globio Earth Day

In Eleuthera  they have a whole 3 days of awareness and fun things happening in its honor. The children all get involved and the community atmosphere helps provide a light and relaxed way to get the message across. With DJ’s, fun runs and jammin’ sessions, it sounds like idea to us! One Eleuthera

One Eleuthera Earth Day

Jammin for Nature

 

 

RBC Environemental Awards

Grants awarded to support the National Coastal Awareness Committee and The Bahamas National Trust.

The RBC continues to do its part by awarding grants to local environmental organisations. they presented their latest awards to the National Coastal Awareness Committee and the Bahamas National Trust this month. 

Pictured received their award are Stuart Cove from the National Coastal Awareness Committee and Lynn Grape, Deputy Director of the Bahamas National Trust.

 

 

 

Andros Blue Hole

Cousteau’s Blue Hole

Of course, closer to home, the RBC awarded ANCAT with a similar grant not too long ago to aid in the Andros blue hole restoration project.

 

 

 

 

So what else happened on Andros in April?

Bone-fishing is what it’s all about at this time of year.  Although we experienced a blustery month, guests were catching good size bone fish in large numbers.  The local North Andros fishing grounds were all busy, although the beauty of this island is that even though lots of people are about and all the guides are booked solid, you still almost never see another boat!  With such a lot of great fishing grounds, from Behring Point and the North Bights all the way up to the Joulter Cays, there is no shortage of the ‘Gray Ghosts’

Not to be outdone, the deep sea fishing has also been picking up after a slow month in March.  Mahi-Mahi has been the catch of the month here and some small tuna are starting to wander down the Tongue of the Ocean.  Deep Sea, Andros style, only requires a short boat ride from most accommodations and you can usually be in deep water in less than 15 mins. from your dock.

Here are a selection of images – thanks to our contributors for these: Soloman Murphy, Small Hope Bay Lodge and the Autec community.

Coming in May

May is the month where Androsians gear up for Crab Fest – the biggest festival on the island and becoming a National phenomenon.  They are looking for rain to help the crabs ‘crawl’ and families will be spending long nights out in the bush catching crabs.

Also in May, Andros Bahamas looks forward to the Autec Community craft fare, Red Bays Snapper Tournament  High School Graduations and Mutton Snapper season.  Be sure to follow us for the latest on Andros Bahamas news.

Until next time, keep fishing, diving and enjoying Andros Bahamas.