I MEANT to post some pictures as soon as I got home from Abaco, but after being away so long I had SO much to do at home! Sorry for the delay, but I still want to show the stages of building, so I will post pictures here from October 22nd – the last day I took pictures in Abaco. These pictures were taken after 25 and 1/2 days of work. I left in a hurry on October 26th with ‘Tropical Storm’ Sandy on the way. I had hoped to take pictures the last day, but didn’t get to. When I reached Miami, I saw the report that HURRICANE Sandy – a Cat. 2 – was heading for Abaco! I wished I could turn around and finish securing the houses, but it was too late! Our caretaker, Rex Albury, took care of closing the shutters and preparing the houses – THANK YOU REX! Hartie and Andrew brought the boats around and left them on trailers at Abaco Palms. Our houses made it through Sandy with no damage! The storage room door at Kokomo blew off – but it needed some work anyway- so that was VERY minor! Here are some […]
Archive | November, 2012
Another post from Chris Daughters of Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. Posted on November 3, 2012. Ripping West Northwest winds gave way to beautiful weather, all day in-coming tides and hungry Bonefish. Cool for the tropics but amazing for a couple of families from the West. Fishing, beaching, trick or treating has been a blast.
The following is a guest post from Chris Daughters over at Oregon Fly Fishing blog. He was one of our first year guests at Abaco Palms in 2006 and has been returning with his family almost every year. Two days in Orlando waiting out then Hurricane Sandy, literally hours on the phone with United Airlines, and a much lighter wallet thanks to Disney, we finally arrived to Abaco Island. Much of Abaco was spared significant damage including our location at Abaco Palms, located in the settlement of Casuarina Point. We have heard that both the Northern tip and Southern tip of Abaco near Sandy point experienced considerable flooding and are still recovering. Many of the Bonefish flats we typically fish are still muddy. The West wind tailing off the storm from the mainland U.S is still blowing and fishing conditions are less than ideal. We have found a few fish around, and conditions appear to be improving by the day. Despite delays and a bit of wind, 75 degrees isn’t to bad. More on site reports to come…