Since my first book, Windswept Shores, is going to be out next month, I though I would share some research on my story setting.
Thirteen facts about the Bahamas:
- The Bahamas lie just 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
- The Bahamas is its own country; the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
- The shallow sea is teal colored and at night an iridescent purple.
- Not only does the Bahamas have the best sports fishing, but also tropical fish like what you see at the pet store. Its an excellent place to go scuba diving.
- The Bahamas is the only place you can get spiny lobster, a local delicacy.
- Another local delicacy that you can't get any where else is made from conk, a shellfish, which they use to make conk chips and soups.
- Their dolphins are spotted. The Dolphin Encounter Tours, available at most of the larger islands, will take you out to swim with the dolphins.
- The Bahamas is home to pink flamingos.
- They also have large iguanas that live on most of the islands.
- There are over three hundred islands and cays, but only about eighty are inhabited.
- The Bahamas are warm almost year round.
- The get over 50 inches of rain a year on average.
- The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, was once a pirate republic, and local hang out for the notorious Pirates; Black beard, Charles Cane, Calico Jack Rackham, along with women pirates; Anne Bonny and Mary Read.