Abaco, Bahamas Moleskine Journal Notes
This is my Moleskine journal from the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. This was one of my first journals, which I created to consolidate notes from several different sources into one small custom-made guidebook. At the time, I was trying to learn as many Caribbean shell types as possible. The problem with this is that there really is no comprehensive guide to the shells of the region. I was learning that I could put together all the information I needed from different sources and build my own guide to the Abaco Islands.
In the case of the Bahamas, it was helpful in getting me to think of these islands in my own way, and on my own terms.
I very much suggest to anyone considering traveling more, to build your own guidebook.
This moleskine journal, which I filled before, during and after my trip, includes notes about the Lucayan people, plenty of recipes and sketches of shells, fishes and seashore creatures.
The great thing about creating your own trip journal is that it keeps well as a permanent record of your trip and your priorities from that time. Opening up an old travel journal is a great personal record of your past.
When I visit the Abaco Islands, I still take this journal with as my sole guide to the islands, and sometimes add new notes along the way.