Monday, September 22, 2008

All Is Well at SHBL

Preparations for the 2008 - 2009 season are continuing in earnest while we enjoy the calm and sunny days! The dive staff is hard at work doing all the annual maintenance on the dive equipment and boats and the maintenance staff are spiffing up the lodge and cabins with new coats of paint and varnish. We can't wait to see all of our beloved guests again!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bahamas own Androsia Batik Factory goes global with a new online ordering system

In 1973 the Androsia Batik Factory was started by the Birch Family. Its goal was to employ local Androsians and promote the beauty of the Bahamas through the art of batik. Androsia is still fulfilling that original dream. Androsia Batik is now not only available in stores in the Bahamas, but via an online shopping system from their website For the new season Androsia has just launched fresh colours and designs so if you that are missing the feeling of Andros Island take a look at the 150 batik fabric, garments, and accessories in 25 colours and designs on their online shopping cart system.

In case you didn't know, the cute little girl on Small Hope's beach is Tracy and Skeebo's daughter, Mia. Tracy, Skeebo, Mia, Mariah, and Harrington have just moved to Tracy's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. Tracy is working part-time for Small Hope assisting with our Bookeeping and Marketing efforts.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Small Hope Storm Watch : Ike

Hurricane Ike made landfall in Cuba so all we are seeing is 20 mph winds and some rain. The weather is not so bad that we can't begin getting the Lodge cleaned up for everyone next season! Pin It Now!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Small Hope Storm Watch : Ike

The calm before the storm?

Small Hope pups, Rex and Sarah, took advantage of the calm water to go crab hunting.

Hurricane Ike looks like it will take a turn to the south and miss Andros Island for the most part. We are still in full hurricane preparation mode in case Ike decides to turn but for today at least, we are clear. Pin It Now!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Small Hope Storm Watch : Hanna and Hurricane Ike

This is what Small Hope Bay looked like when the staff showed up to work this morning:

Hanna passed us by last night with a little wind and a little rain but all in all, we are in the clear from that storm.

Even the creatures are coming back out:

We are definitely keeping a close eye on Hurricane Ike and will know more about the path of the storm as the weekend progresses. We'll keep everyone advised! Have a great weekend! Pin It Now!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Small Hope Storm Watch : Tropical Storm Hanna

All is still well on the Bay. Hurricane Hanna has been downgraded back to a Tropical Storm and is hanging out around Haiti trying to make up her mind which direction she is going to go. We are on hurricane watch as Hanna is supposed to regain hurricane strength by tomorrow but everything is fine for now! Pin It Now!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Small Hope Storm Watch : Hurricane Hanna

We woke up this morning to a little high wind, which is probably still not from Hurricane Hanna. Everything still looks good at Small Hope Bay!

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Small Hope Storm Watch : Hurricane Hanna

It's a windy day today on the Bay but not from Hurricane Hanna. It looks like we may seen some rain and wind tonight or tomorrow from the hurricane as it approaches us from the east.

The last guests of the season checked out already so we are battening down the hatches and getting ready! Pin It Now!