To Fresh Creek, Andros
09 April 2012
Next morning, feeling refreshed, we headed for Fresh Creek, Andros Island. It was a glorious day with the wind aft of the beam and we raced south at a pretty good clip. It was the kind of sail you remember for a long time, just beautiful conditions.
Andros is the largest of the islands but with very few people in only about 3 settlements. The land has an abundance of fresh water which is surely an anomaly in the Bahamas. In fact, until recently they provided all the fresh water to Nassau via water barge. Mennonites live inland and farm produce they sell locally.
Fresh Creek itself is the largest settlement and is home to the Androsia factory. Androsia is like Batik and is still made the old-fashioned way using wax and stamps of popular figures like dolphins, palm trees and flamingos. The photo is of the small shop and shows the riot of bright colors Don was so impressed he bought a bright RED shirt! Of course Maryann had to have a shirt as well.
The people were cordial and since there aren’t many boaters who pass through this remote island they seemed genuinely glad to see us.