Thursday, February 19, 2015

Next Stop: Bimini


I'm extremely excited to visit the Bahamian out island of Bimini this week. Located 50 miles off the coast of Florida, this little island is the closest Bahamian island to the U.S. but its old school culture and history is a world away. I'll be tracing the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who wrote part of his Nobel Peace Prize speech while relaxing and sailing in Bimini and Adam Clayton Powell, the first African American  to represent New York in the House of Representatives and also an activist and minister who introduced MLK to his island retreat. Bimini is also noted as the place Ernest Hemingway loved to game fish and where the Lost City of Atlantis possibly originated.  So I'll have lots to post about! Look out for pix and updates from this fascinating trip soon.

5 comments:

mkdubose said...

Peace Fly Girl,

Your book link isn't workig.

peace...

Indrani said...

Have a great trip! Enjoy!

Fly Girl said...

Makeba, thanks, I fixed it!
Indrani, it was a really memorable adventure!

Andrew said...

Sorry I'm late here, but it sounds fascinating!

Fly Girl said...

Andrew, thanks for dropping by anyway!