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.
They were kind enough to reply promptly, and the news is mixed.
After having been closed for several months of restoration and repairs, the Albert Lowe Museum has now reopened.
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.
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.
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.
Memories of a balmy summer day at Gillam Bay for our friends suffering through the early onset of winter. Sending warm thoughts your way!
[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.
Saturday, November 24th: Festival of Lights – Light Up the Settlement (Basketball Court)