January – San Salvador Island, The Bahamas

Greg and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a Geology class on San Sal Island with Professor Meg Harris and a handful of other Onondaga Community College students. We actually had not planned to take this class, it was a last-minute thing. Our Studio and Lighting class had been canceled last-minute, and we needed to rearrange our schedules to allow us to be able to graduate. Turned out, unless we wanted to finish a semester later, we needed to take a different Science class. And the only one left…Geology in the Bahamas! Not that either one of us knew anything about Geology, not that either one of us planned on doing anything with Science, but heck…it’s the Bahamas!

To make a long story short, we stayed for two weeks at the Gerace Research Center, and while the class was daunting at times, getting to see the island in all it’s beauty made up for the moments we found to be frustrating. We got to snorkel and see so many beautiful fish and other sea animals, plant life, and lots of coral!  The waters were a bit chilly for our taste, even with wet suits on, but the sparkling blue water and beautiful sandy beaches were a sight for sore eyes. Coming back to Syracuse, and several feet of snow was especially difficult, but we brought back many memories, souvenirs, and tans that made others jealous.  Here are some of the photos we took during our stay, but you can see more at our website. If you would like to read a little more about the island, check out this link to Wikipedia: San Salvador Island

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