A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island
, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
So Marquez decided to push on towards new territory out by Cat Island
. "I hate to run past this," Marquez says, "but I hate to burn my mornings if it's not happening."
Of course there are no mountains (the highest peak, Mount Alvernia on Cat Island
, is a measly 63 metres in height), and very little ancient history, though the archipelago's more recent past is pretty intriguing -- Nassau was once known as a haven for the real pirates of the Caribbean and, in the 19 th century, thousands of Africans liberated from slave ships were settled in the region.
MAY 27-30: Hawk's Nest 19th Annual Blue Marlin Battle, Hawk's Nest Marina, Cat Island
Set sail for Wild Cat Island
with Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Arthur Ransome's novel.
Stop off at Ruskin's house and circle Peel Island - Wild Cat island
in Swallows and Amazons.
They are given permission to sail their boat Swallow for a camping trip to Wild Cat Island
, when their father responds to their eager request with a telegram, saying: "Better drowned than duffers if not duffers won't drown."
It tells the exploits of the Walker children - an adventurous brood on their holidays in the Lake District, who persuade their mum (Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald) to let them camp out, sail about on a borrowed boat called 'Swallow' and battle the two Blackett sisters for ownership of Wild Cat Island
And we can learn much from centuries-old cat sanctuaries, like the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in one of the ruins of Rome (see romancats.com for more information) and a cat island
It has been dubbed Cat Island
by feline fans in Japan - the country which gave the world Hello Kitty.
The weddings are expected to take place on Acklins, Crooked Island, Abaco, Andros, The Berry Island, Bimini, Cat Island
, Eleuthera, Exuma, Harbour Island, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Long Island, Nassau, Paradise Island and San Salvador, Bahamas.