I have got about three different posts going through my head, so be warned I am going to spew a few out that aren't exactly in order over the new couple of days. We did something a little different this weekend. There was a craft fair up on the northern side of Andros, so we took a drive to see what it was like. We haven't gone all the way up there before because everyone here keeps telling us we need a guide to find stuff, and there isn't much to find. However, since we can't seem to hook up with anyone going up there, we figured this was the perfect time to do it ourselves since there was actually a definite destination for us to reach.
The craft fair itself is not the subject of this post, although I will talk about it later. After we got bored there, we drove around to see if we could find Morgen's Bluff. From what I understand, it is supposedly where the pirate Captain Morgen paced looking for ships. We were having no luck finding it (it's very true you need a guide to be sure of where you're going - there is next to nothing in the way of street signs here, so you kind of have to pick a direction and hope for the best), so we'd headed back to the main road to go back home when Oliver missed our turn. Happily, we then stumbled upon the road that appeared to go to the bluff (if what we found was indeed Morgen's Bluff).
Basically, it was a huge chunk of coral that jutted out into the sea. We weren't exactly prepared to climb coral rock, which is a very prickly, grippy surface, but we did it anyway. Oliver was in flip flops, so I think he had the hardest time, but we managed to get us all up there in one piece. I'm so glad we did, too, because it was beautiful up there! We're definitely going to have to take another trip up there with a very thick blanket, some proper shoes, and probably jeans, and have a picnic. It was also, as most things in Andros are, deserted of all people, which was another plus.
After Wyatt got down, Oliver climbed between one out of curiosity. He then managed to lose a sandal while standing on one of the lower blocks. I figured it was a goner, but he actually managed to snag it with his toes. He had me a little worried when he remarked it reminded him of a time he'd gotten stuck on the submarine trying to retrieve something in the outboards, but he was fine.
Our boys ended our trip by doing what they love best these days: throwing rocks. The water was unreachable from here, but they thought it was hilarious when they managed to shatter one of the smaller chunks of coral rock on the huge wall here. I think I almost got whacked in the head, but it was nice to give them free rein to go crazy. Boys need that sometimes.