Monday, January 28, 2008

Andros Island Pickin' Parlor at Small Hope Bay Lodge

You don't want to go to bed too early at Small Hope Bay Lodge 'cause you never know what you might miss in the lodge after hours. Saturday night, guests Craig and Scott broke out their guitars and turned the lounge into a pickin' parlor into the wee hours of the morning. Turns out, Fred, another guest, was quite the finger picker, as well. Even on a borrowed instrument!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Turnbull's Gut Tango

Cathy and Trigger, of London, England, are our first contestants in the Small Hope Bay Lodge International Underwater Ballroom Dancing Contest. Let's give them a big hand!

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Monday, January 21, 2008

A New Tradition at Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros, Bahamas?

The occasional beach bonfire is certainly a lot of fun. Throw in homemade ice cream (Patty, Kathleen, Emily and Rachel got to help), fireworks and a great crowd of guests and you have a party! The question is, if you do it twice in the same week, is it a new tradition?

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Small Hope Bay Is The Place for Celebrations

When a special time, a special place and the special people in our lives come together, it's a celebration. Whether spent at a private dinner on the beach, with family in the lodge or with new friends on the dive boat, these are the moments that remain in memory.Here at Small Hope Bay Lodge, in the past week, we have celebrated the engagement of James Lower and Kate Jonesco, the 30th anniversary of Peter and Catherine Pervan and the 200th dive of Cathy Dore. Congratulations to all!

On behalf of the Small Hope Bay Lodge, it was our privilege that you chose Andros Island as your Special Place.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Andros Island Bahamas Wreck Diving!

It’s hard to think of a wreck or the sinking of a sea vessel as a good thing, but the wreck of The Marion was a very good thing! Just ask Cathy Dore of London, England, who took these photos earlier this week.

Intentionally sunk as an artificial reef, The Marion was a construction barge being used by the US Navy at the nearby AUTEC base. This unique dive site features not only the hull of the barge, but also a tractor and crane boom that were part of the original vessel. Settled in 60-70 feet of water The Marion is a prime attraction for not only divers, but a wide variety of sea life.

All’s well that end’s well. Even ship wrecks!
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Bahamas Island Bonfire!

Earlier this week, word went out to the Small Hope Bay Staff, guest had requested a beach bonfire to toast marshmallows after dinner. Springing into action, a pit was dug and firewood packed inside. A bit of kerosene, a match and Voila! Fire! But it didn’t last…in our haste to please, we stacked the wood too tightly, resulting in a smoking heap rather than a bonfire. But all was not lost.

As a man who really appreciates a good fire, guest Peter Pervan climbed into the fire pit, emptied it of smoking timbers, combed the beach for kindling and repacked the firepit. The result: a blazing inferno inspiring fireworks, junkanoo instruments, merriment and toasted marshmallows!

Thanks, Peter!
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