Thinking about heading to East End Lodge this summer and I started thinking about the sounds I associate with the Bahamas. If you close your eyes you can likely hear these sounds.
Your shirt flapping like a flag in a strong wind. flap flap flap flap flap
The soft sound of water slapping on the side of the skiff.
Wind through the mangroves.
The sound of dominos slapping down on a rickety table.
Potcakes barking as you drive by.
Uncatchable dialogue as one Bahamian speaks to another, which seems a totally foreign language which is simply turned off when the conversation is directed at you.
The sound of line going through the guides.
The soft, urgent tones of the guide pointing at a fish you can’t see.
Can you hear it?