Tag: Abaco

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.  

Deadline for Christmas Orders is December 10

Yikes! I just realized that yesterday made one month until Christmas. Please note that Monday, December 10th is the deadline to order Those Who Stayed or the 2019 Green Turtle Cay calendar with guaranteed delivery before the holidays.

(Note: for orders destined for Canada, I’d suggest ordering as soon as possible, given the current issues with Canada Post.)

Want your copy of Those Who Stayed inscribed? Just send me a note and let me know to whom you’d like it inscribed and any special message.

Green Turtle Cay Christmas Events Schedule

[December 1 Update: Click HERE for a full, updated listing of all the events scheduled on Green Turtle Cay this holiday season.]

Here are some of the festivities planned for Green Turtle Cay over the upcoming holiday season. Got events you’d like to add? Let me know.

Green Turtle Cay Bahamas - 2018 Christmas Event Schedule
Photo: Tom Walters

Saturday, November 24th: Festival of Lights – Light Up the Settlement  (Basketball Court)

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