Returned to the bus and made my way to Fish Fry, the fourth and last stop of the route. This stop held the tastiest fish restaurants of Nassau, a claim verified by those on the bus, as well as a beautiful beach.
Beach – check out the aqua water.
From stop 4 it was a short walk to the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Centre, which has the only trained flamingo show in the world.
Here I found a variety of plant vegetation and wildlife.
There were animals that didn’t seem to be able to live together, yet they did. Lesson for US all??
And some interesting birds,
which you can feed.
Plus other creatures,
Some creatures were scary.
But let us return to the Flamingos..
And lounged with fellow birds in the pond.
The Flamingo Show
The flamingos are trained to a command signal where they walk in procession and march in unison. Quite a show.
There are 70 to 80,000 flamingos in the Bahamas and they are protected by law. They weigh about 8 pounds with the males slightly bigger than the females. In the wild they can live up to 70 years of age. Their color comes from diet and the Caribbean Flamingo has the greatest number of the 6 species. One chick can be born each year. It hatches after 28 days. Both mom and dad take turns sitting on the egg. Flamingos feed by putting their heads upside down under water. Interesting tidbits learned from the show about a beautiful creature which we all love.
This concludes the Nassau adventure, however not before a rum cake was purchased, conch fries consumed, and baskets purchased at the marketplace.
Thanks, Nassau for a fun filled day.