Actually the pirates came for the Green Turtle Island Roots Heritage Festival.

As history goes:

Renowned artist Alton Lowe first organized the Island Roots Festival in Green Turtle Cay in 1978. The intent of the event, which was well received, was to establish a “Sister City” concept between historic Green Turtle Cay (New Plymouth) where the Loyalist first settled in 1784 and Key West, Florida, where many Green Turtle Cay residents relocated in the ensuing 150 years. There is presently a rich Bahamian heritage celebrated in Key West, referred to commonly as the “Conch Republic” and a keen interest in forging closer ties with Green Turtle Cay, Abaco and the Bahamas. (Obviously I copped this from the net)

This is a festival held here every year.

Even more pics click here and scroll down for the posts and pics by Abacomah.

Happy days

(Thanks again to Judy Marshall and for the photos)

One Response to “Island roots heritage festival”

  1. Daniella
    18 May 2007 at 2:41 pm #

    Great pics – love the pirates! Can you answer a question for us – I received the approval from the Dept. Of Agriculture to bring Boo into the Bahamas – I’m confused on the part that says the animal must be presented to a licensed Vet for exam within 48 hrs of arrival – do we actually have to find a vet there? Help!!!
    Ms. Boo
    and Daniella, Joe & Joseph