Green Turtle Cay Heritage Festival

Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Fri 30 Apr 2010 19:49
26:45.79N 077:19.93W
Green Turtle Cay Island Roots Heritage Festival
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!
Very Colonial uniforms!                          The Band!