Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 8 Mile Rock, fishing tournament, Grand Bahama Island, Mahi Mahi
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to participate in a charity fishing event on Grand Bahamas. This event was to raise money for the 8 Mile Rock project here on the island for the children’s summer camp. I am still smiling from how much fun we all collectively had and for such a great cause. Thanks to Grand Bahama Shipyard for such a lovely event.
16 boats, teams of 4, going through the Xanadu Channel out to sea, waiting for the airhorn to blast.
All vessels rushing out to their “secret spot” in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper and Grouper. We decided to take a different game plan and stay closer to shore, about only 15 miles out to The Wall and not Tuna Canyon which is 25 miles south of GBI. We dropped the allotted 6 lines, anything more than that is considered commercial fishing.
All geared up and ready to go, and about 6 1/2 hours of absolute nothing, I think we stared to get delirious. Team “Reel Big Fish” wasn’t giving up. Cause right about 1:30 pm, after being up from 5am, it was non stop action. At first we thought everything was Raptured… we saw no fish or birds. Ooo ya, we didn’t use any navigation or fish finders. Our team and captain did it the old fashion way, looking for birds, seaweed and wind direction. Captain Washie is our secret weapon. Plus, Danielle and I were the only woman anglers in the whole competition
Holy shit, we caught a Mermaid!!! Without giving away to much of our strategy (for next year of course) here is the winning catch by Danielle, almost 37lb Mahi. 12 hours out to sea, you can only imagine the excitement when the boats started to come in for weigh-ins.
A celebratory beer, team Reel Big Fish was ready to relax.
Accepting one of our rewards together as a team: Kayton, Danielle, myself and Captain Washie who had to get home earlier.
The final standings, taken from Freeport News you can also see additional local photos. Finally, we won 3 categories and the memories we will have forever. Go Team!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Conch, Grand Bahama Island, Old Bahama Bay, West End
Caribbean Queens. Old Bahama Bay, West End, Grand Bahama Island.
While everyone is stuffing their face with candy corn, carmel apples and stressing over holiday costumes, Lexi and I went on an adventure to the West End over this Halloween weekend. We passed numerous conch cemeteries & fishing villages to get to our quiet yet serene destination.
This time of year, you can definitly feel the change in water tempurate and the breeze was in full effect, perhaps because of the hurricane brewing in the Caribbean.
On the way home, stopping by a local fisherman’s hut (2nd to last photo), we got 8 lobster tails for $15!
A part of me misses seeing all the costumes and carving a pumpkin (theres not 1 pumpkin on this island) but I love to see all yours in photos via internets over the next few days
Bikini top: O’neill
Bikini bottom: L*Space
While some of us are debuting our coats from our closets, I think here we still have a few more weeks of gorgeous weather. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to go on a sunset cruise off the island of Grand Bahamas. Not only was I flattered, we were surprised with a steak and lobster dinner too.
The sunset glitters off the Caribbean waters and as I looked back at the island while we were drifting, I felt it. What a lucky girl I am and how I wanted the Sir to see what I was seeing.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Grand Bahama Island, Paradise Cove, Snorkeling
Happy non-4th of July to me. I was out of the country and celebrated in a diffrent way. No fireworks, no BBQ’s, just me and the Carribean. Hey, who’s complaining right?
Got to see cool sea creatures which included tons of Tropical fish, sea tutrles, Sting rays, Squid, Seahorses, Eel, and Sharks… Nurse Sharks are harmless btw.
So then i said to myself, “I get to do this everyday if I want”…WIN!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Grand Bahama Island, Kayak, Peterson's Cay, Snorkeling
Yesterdays adventures took me to Peterson’s Cay… A small Cay off the coast of GBI; one that we had to kayak against the currant to go snorkeling at the reef.
My good friend Rebeca is in town (get your passport kids) and I just love showing her around and going on fun excursions. Going against the currant was a total workout and on the way back, we got caught in a Rip Tide. In the 1st photo, you can see the Cay from the main Island.
Made some underwater friends, especially the long Spiney Sea Urhin in the last. It’s always a great time when there are no sharks around.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Sunrise, Sunset
Thought I would take a photo Friday morning while on my morning walk, around 730am. I usually am awakened by the morning dredge, can you see the tracks in the 1st photo?
Next, same spot, same time, just a little over 12 hours later at sunset, the same view. Water a little choppy since there are some storms brewing out there.
Everyone enjoy their 1st weekend of Summer.