As I said, I've been reading Paul Kennedy's Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery, in which I learned in an aside that the Puritans had tried to start a colony in Honduras. I didn't know that. In checking it out I also saw that some Puritans were the first Britishers to live in Belize, aside from maybe a few pirates and shipjumpers.
Puritans in bikinis? It just don't seem right.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.