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Gabrielle Manni

Gabrielle Manni

Gabrielle Manni is a freelance photographer, lover of the outdoors and a Man-O-War native.

Abaco Caves – Part 1: Cave Formations

The Bahamas has long been the study of geologists from around the world. Geologists are drawn here for studies because of the Bahamas' tectonic stability. The islands are calcium carbonate with many interesting karst features, including banana holes, karren, blueholes and caves.

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Sights of Abaco: Beaches

There is just something so relaxing about the beach. Warm sand between your toes as you stroll along the edge of the sea, sliding into the clear shallow water your worries begin to wash away, salt breeze and pure serenity. The beaches of the Bahamas are lined with beautiful sand …

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Sights of Abaco: Mangroves

Still mornings are the perfect time to get out your paddle board or kayak and hit the water for a paddle through the wetlands. Without the noise of a motor in the equation you can truly appreciate the serenity and calmness the wetlands have to offer, the only noise besides the dip of the paddle in the water might be the calling of a bird or the occasional breath of a turtle popping up nearby. Along the shore one type of tree begins to become very abundant.

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Sights of Abaco: Rocky Shores

What type of coast can be found on every island in The Bahamas? Often overlooked because of its common occurrence, rocky shores are an important Bahamian ecosystem. They not only serve as a barrier of protection against hurricanes and storms, but are home to an abundance of life both above and below the surface.

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Sights of Abaco: Dinghies

White sails slowly come into focus on the horizon. The sound of waves slapping the hull and the flap of canvas in the salty breeze increases as the boat sails closer. The hull hums as it cuts through the water with ease as the Abaco dinghy tacks upwind through the islands. Sunshine and windy days on the Sea of Abaco make the perfect combination for sailing.

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Jingle Jog a Fun, Festive Race

As the sun rose on a bright clear Saturday, volunteers were busy preparing for the 3rd Annual Jingle Jog. Held on December 12, 2015, the Jingle Jog is a 5k and kids one-mile fun race to help support the Man-O-War Youth Fitness (MOWY). People of all ages were out to enjoy the event, from babies watching on the sidelines to grandmothers and granddaughters crossing the finish line together.

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Sights of Abaco: Star Gazing

There is nothing quite like sky gazing on a clear night. The moon casting a glow along the shore, the light seemingly magical as it turns the waves to silver. Or admiring the stars on a dark night, as numerous as the sands on the shore, one occasionally falling from the heavens above.

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Sights of Abaco: Sandy Cay Reef

As the sun rises higher in the sky and reflects off of the smooth surface of the ocean, a gentle swell rolls through the channel as the tide flows through Sandy Cay Reef.

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Open Water Swimmers Race in Blustery Conditions

Abaco Swim Club hosted their 9th Annual Open Swim on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Marsh Harbour. A triangle course was set up from the Crossing over to Hall’s Point and back. Even in their hot pink swim caps it was hard to see more than a splash from the …

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Man-O-War Independence Day Celebrations

The Bahamas celebrated 42 years of Independence on Friday, July 10, and Man-O-War is one Cay that sure knows how to celebrate. There were games, contests and fun for the whole family.

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