Good News and Bad News Regarding Lydia

Yesterday, I posted an update about Lydia, the great white shark who’s been tracked near Abaco. Lydia’s tag hasn’t “pinged” revealing her location in close to 18 months. That seemed unusual, so I contacted OCEARCH to ask if they were concerned.

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Lydia (photo courtesy of OCEARCH)

They were kind enough to reply promptly, and the news is mixed.

Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum Reopens

After having been closed for several months of restoration and repairs, the Albert Lowe Museum has now reopened. 

Main level of the Albert Lowe Museum
Main level of the Albert Lowe Museum (Photo by Tom Walters)

In addition to replacing the roof, and working to restore the museum’s rose garden, we’ve refinished the floors on the main level, repainted parts of the interior and purchased some new display cases. 

A Swimming Pool for Under $500?

Yes, I know. We’ve got some of the world’s best beaches just a few minutes away. Still, I’d love to have a swimming pool at Fish Hooks. Sometimes you just want a quick, cool dip without the salty skin and sand-caked dog.

For a bunch of reasons, though, a full-sized swimming pool isn’t practical for us. An above-ground pool would require constructing a permanent concrete pad, while an in-ground pool would require major (and expensive!) excavation of our solid-rock back yard. And don’t even get me started on the hassle and cost of maintaining either one, especially when we’re off the island.   

But recently, I’ve discovered a much better option — stock tank pools. Am I the only one who’s never heard of them? All of a sudden, they’re everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram.  

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