Have you ever seen what’s inside a conch? Man… that is one ugly snail creature. Met a guy who bashed it over the head with a hammer, and out fell this bogey from hell… so we chopped him up and ate him with a salad.
Spent lots of time near the docks today, watching the world go by. Interestingly, Ernest Hemingway called Bimini ‘The End of the World’ when he arrived here in the 1930s, and by that he meant he’d found his place at last. It’s easy to see why he’d think that… the place is stunningly beautiful, and is populated by the type of people he would have appreciated – lovable rogues and pirates are still here in strength. Many, many people here are direct descendants of the first settlers in the 19th Century, so you could say piracy runs in the blood.
Quite a slow day business wise, as we’re still prepping for that ‘dramatic reconstruction’ to shoot tomorrow, so I spent the day buzzing round the island grabbing more general shots, chewing over ideas and casting my actors and interviewees. I think i’ve got three doc stories to follow now, so time goes on, and I meet new people, I’m hoping I’ll be able to choose the strongest story for the competition.