Green Turtle Cay Island Roots Heritage
Green Turtle is geographically a very interesting cay -
with two sounds (lagoons) - White sound with two nice marina's and Black Sound
with more average docking and a big boat yard. Both are hurricane holes - and
if you have access to Google earth, zoom in and have a look. In the middle of
the two sounds is the town - Plymouth.
Today we attended this festival in Plymouth - although
there was some focus on crafts and genealogy - Pirates were dominant!
ARRGGGGGHHHH!! The islands are embracing the history of the pirate
republics of the 1700's. One Charles Vane was the pirate who is thought to
have fled Nassau for Green Turtle Cay.
All shapes of Pirates - and of course those with their
own golf carts - the common mode of transport here
The Royal Bahamian Defence force was here with their
band - there were many dignitaries, and I even got to meet the Prime
Minister of the Bahamas - The Right Hon. Hubert A Ingraham - a very
friendly and approachable man!
Here I am with the Prime
Minister of the Bahamas!