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Lignum Vitae - Tree of Life  
   

Lignum Vitae - Tree of Life

Guaiacum officinale or lignum vitae - tree of life. The guaiacum officinale or guaiacwood is the national tree of the Bahamas. Garden of the Groves. P1150075p1
Freeport and the Garden of the Groves

March 26th 2010
Arrival at Freeport on Grand Bahama Island was again early in the morning. We booked a Carnival shore excursion here that would include the Garden of the Groves botanical gardens and the Lucaya marketplace. Upon arriving at the gangway at 8:00 a.m., we discovered the weather had taken a turn. Nassau had been beautiful and sunny. It was now pouring rain at Freeport! Not to be discouraged, we grabbe ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Grand Bahama » Freeport

Bahamian Flag Arawak Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in ... ... read more
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