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Topography

The most enchantingly beautiful aspect of the Bahamas is the sea, which is never very far away. Standing on the BAY, one can look out over the WHITE WATER to the EDGE OF THE OCEAN, where the DARK WATER begins. Sometimes one can see the blue circle of a BOILING HOLE in the sea, or an OCEAN HOLE on land. Topography can vary considerably from island to island, from the PINE-YARDS of Abaco to the salt-pans of Inagua. Andros, the largest island, is noted for SWASHES, CREEKS, and BIGHTS, sometimes separated by narrow HAU LOVERS. On some parts of long, thin Eleuthera only a ridge separates the NORTH SHORE from the SOUTH SIDE. New Providence has a lot of SMALL-BUSH LAND and ponds which can dry up into HORSE HOLES, while San Salvador has more RANK LAND or HIGH COPPET. However, it is often difficult to walk through the BUSH because of the HONEY-COMB, which can be riddled with BANANA HOLES.

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Last update: 2013-02-21 18:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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