When Pigs Swim!

<p style="text-align: justify;">Summer is here and school is out. Baseball and soccer seasons are over, the weekends are free again. Summer is boating season for many families in The Bahamas. A typical Saturday, Sunday or evening jaunt would be to Rose Island, only minutes away. However, when the weather looks good, the wind is forecast to be calm, and the ocean is flat, we have what is known as an &lsquo;Exuma Day!&rsquo;.</p>
<p><img src="http://www.dupuchrealestate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/exuma-cays-bahamas.jpg" alt="Exuma Cays Bahamas" width="500" height="355" /></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The Exumas &nbsp;form a chain of around 365 islands and cays (yes, one for every day of the year!), that lie scattered to the south east of Nassau, New Providence, and you can&rsquo;t miss them if you head straight out of the Port New Providence &nbsp;canal and keep going.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;About 80 miles away, to the north of Staniel Cay, is Big Majors Spot, home of the swimming pigs, (and a couple of beach chickens)!</p>
<p><img src="http://www.dupuchrealestate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/big-majors-spot-bahamas.jpg" alt="Big Major's Spot" width="500" height="353" /></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">As boats approach the white sand beach, in the crystal clear turquoise waters, they are greeted by the swimming swine, eager to eat the treats they know will be offered. Feeding the pigs is a fun family outing and kids and adults alike squeal with delight to see the creatures up close, funnily at home in the tropical ocean.</p>
<p><img src="http://www.dupuchrealestate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Swimming-pig-exuma-island.jpg" alt="Swimming Pig in Exuma" width="500" height="333" /></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">There many stories of how the pigs came to be on this uninhabited island, perhaps the most popular theory being that they escaped a shipwreck, but one thing is for sure &ndash; the swimming pigs of Big Major&rsquo;s Spot are truly a sight to behold and should be on everyone's 'Things To Do in The Bahamas' list!</p>
<p><img src="http://www.dupuchrealestate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/swimming-pigs-exuma-bahamas.jpg" alt="Two Swimming Pigs in Exuma" width="500" height="332" /></p>

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