Until mid-July 2015 I was a travel writer and professional photographer specializing in golf travel, vacation travel, and golf course photography, but Harry Starke has taken over my life. When he ar - rived at New Providence, about 1,000 pirates were living on the is - land. He was hanged for piracy in November 1718. Минимальные следы износа на переплете. Книга в твердом переплете может не быть обернута в суперобложку. You are in for the experience of a lifetime. Until mid-July 2015 I was a travel writer and professional photographer specializing in golf travel, vacation travel, and golf course photography, but Harry Starke has taken over my life.
The pirates were finally driven out of the Bahamas after Captain Woodes Rogers was appointed Royal Governor in 1718. Whether you have only an hour or two ashore from a visiting cruise ship or are heading to the islands for a couple of weeks of fun in the sun, use this book to plan your visit, and take it with you as a refer - ence guide. Anglers no longer will need to tell tales of the one that got away. Apart from New Providence — where fresh water is shipped in daily from Andros, pumped from wells dug into the underlying rocks — fresh wa - ter is abundant. Visi- tors returning home often find the easygoing Bahamian ways, the shrug of the shoulders, and an almost overpowering desire to put ev- erything off until tomorrow, has returned with them. With a total combined land mass of less than 5,400 square miles, the islands of the Bahamas constitute one of the smallest countries in the world. Marsh Harbour, on Abaco Island, is the third largest city in the is - lands.
Tourism has brought prosperity to the Bahamas. The city has become a tax haven — Nassau has more than 400 banks — and is a popular location for inter- national business conferences and meetings. He equipped a 10-gun sloop, Re- venge, and in 1717 began to raid ships off the Virginia coast. Sharing his great personal knowledge of the islands and drawing on his close relationship with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the author brings you only the very latest information. Jago de la Vega, Jamaica. In 1649, Captain William Sayle and a band of Englishmen arrived in the islands from Bermuda. Saffron was published on March 2, 2018.
The Spanish were followed by the Portuguese, then by the English, the French, the Dutch and then by anyone else who could find a craft seaworthy enough to endure the hazardous crossing. Cap- tain Henry Jennings established a base in the Bahamas from which to raid the Spanish treasure ships sometime around 1714. Nassau, New Providence, Grand Bahama, The Abacos, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, The Exumas, San Salvador, Long Island, Cat Island, the Acklins, the Inguanas and the Berry Islands — they're all covered in detail. The Bahamas, some 700 islands and 2,000 islets, lie scattered like a broken string of pearls across the northern Caribbean and offer liter- ally thousands of opportunities for adventure. By the turn of the 16th century, they had almost been wiped out and a new source of cheap labor was needed. Only slightly better were the so-called privateers, such as Francis Drake and John Hawkins, who pillaged and plundered in the name of whatever sover - eign happened to be on the throne at the time. Nevertheless, Rogers finally 10 n About the Bahamas.
They are real people, peo - ple without pretensions, their roots anchored firmly in the past. Almost immediately, Europeans began enslaving the Lucayans. No matter what your experience level, you can learn to dive in less than three hours and be swimming 30 feet beneath the waves in less than four hours. The book covers Grand Bahama, Freeport, Eleuthera, Bimini, Andros, Nassau, t You'll find plenty of details that aren't covered in competing guides, which is what makes this book a top seller. In fact, they have pro- vided a dozen or more generations of seafarers and travelers with more adventure than many of them might ever have imagined — or wanted. They found both — often to their det - riment.
Each is a tiny land of dunes and rocks, sea grass, spider lilies, seagrape, mangrove, casuarina and palm. Today, the Lucayan Indians, the pirates and privateers are long gone. . The islands that make up the Baha- mas are generally low and flat. The highest point in the entire archipel- ago, on Cat Island, is just 206 feet above sea level. Большинство страниц без повреждений, с незначительным количеством загибов или надрывов и подчеркиваний карандашом, без выделений в тексте и надписей на полях.
This dusty little town is somewhat reminiscent of an American frontier cattle town of the 1880s. You might hook a chunky snap- per and bake it over a small fire as the sun goes down. Only a few of the Out Islands offer any sort of tourist accommoda - tions. He and his men were captured by the crew of a government ship and brought to trial at St. They, too, arrived from Bermuda seeking a better life.
The carefully planned, landscaped streets are a product of the sixties, and of the dreams of American entrepreneur and finan - cier, Wallace Groves. Still others are home to thousands of busy people. Far away from the bustling streets and tourist attractions of Nassau and Freeport, the rest of the Bahamian population, some 40,000 peo - ple, pursue their everyday lives. In times gone by, Nassau was an international playground for the rich. The little towns and villages are an odd mixture of the old and the new.