Atop a hill on the island of Cat Island lies a medieval monastery built by a Catholic priest with panoramic views of the entire island. During a pilgrimage to The Bahamas in 1939, Monsignor John Cyril Hawes designed and built the Hermitage o
At the bow of the boat he stands, a net in his hand. The surface of the water before him is calm, quiet and glasslike. He stares at the water silently and not an inch of his body moving. His assistant moves the boat ever so slightly.
It’s been years since I’d done this. In fact, I remember the last time vividly. I was 15, growing rapidly and feeling awkward about life. My great uncle came over and asked if I wanted to fish with him.
The Bahamas is so much more than just the hot sun rays, wet sinking sand, and aquamarine seas. I have had the awesome opportunity of proving this to be a true fact, by exploring one of the most beautiful little islands in The Bahamas, Athol Island.