Does walking along a beautiful sand beach collecting shells sound like a good way to relax? A travel brochure for the island describes it as “cosmopolitan glitz and glamour, coupled with miles of pristine beaches and endless turquoise seas.” And that really sums it up. The island has a dozen or so good hotels, several excellent waterfront restaurants, outstanding shopping venues, two casinos, and miles and miles of sandy beaches.
The bay-fronting seaplane hangars, reflecting the life cycle, were reduced to the flat ground from which they had originally risen-and seeds from which bay-fronting condominiums later sprouted, perhaps illustrating the fact that the earth is nothing more than a blank slate on which is written whatever man determines are his present-time needs.
Artificial islands can expand part of an already-existing island by draining the water around it. This creates more arable land for development or agriculture The Nahua people of 14th-century Mexico created their capital , Tenochtitlan, from an artificial island in Lake Texcoco.
When a Cambridge-trained lawyer named William Walker arrived in 1963, he described the place as having cows wandering through Georgetown, only one bank, only one paved road, and no telephones.â€ The population was just over 8,000, and the mangrove-covered island was swarming with mosquitoes.
Although Pan American had tamed the Pacific with a fleet of ten Sikorsky S-42 and Martin M-130 flying boats designated “Clippers” to reflect the tall-masted sailing ships which had plied the seas during an earlier period, they failed to offer adequate speed or capacity for transatlantic operations, as demonstrated by the July 3, 1937 transatlantic survey flight operated by “Clipper III” to Foynes, Ireland.