Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bahamas Birding on Andros Island

Earlier this week, Skeebo presented a slide show on the local Bird life for a group of children off the US Navy base here on Andros.
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View of Sunrise from Small Hope's Beach

A few pictures of a beautiful sunrise at Small Hope Bay
The Dock at sunrise

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Scuba Diving Certificates!!

Here a pair of wonderful guests received certificates of achievement from Skeebo, one of our divemasters.

These two in particular not only get certificates in the noble art of diving, but in the awesome endeavour of becoming Open Water Certified Divers in only a couple of days!

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Red Bays - Andros Island, Bahamas

Gertrude comes to visit Small Hope Bay Lodge from time to time, bringing with her the amazing wares of her home community in Red Bays, the only settlement on the west side of Andros. The people there are direct descendents of the Seminole Indians that fled there many years ago. They create baskets and pitchers and other sorts of wonderful artwork all woven with the bark from Horseflesh and Silvertop trees. Many of these items are woven so tightly that they can actually hold water! Gertrude also brings wooden carvings, mostly the products of Henry Wallace, who work on display in the Smithsonian, as well as those of other natives. The carvings range from fish to birds to lizards and turtles to even some fantasticals such as mermaids. Pin It Now!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Peter's Place Among the Fish - Great Dive Spot

Peter's Place was dived as a shallow morning dive. With the boat anchored in about 24 ft of water, divers were free to swim around with leisure and enjoy the sights of juvenile fishes and beautiful soft and hard corals.

One of our younger guests loves the color yellow and this dive happened to have a number of little yellow cleaner fish, a few small trumpetfish, and juvenile butterfish scattered among the corals. This butterflyfish seemed to love the attention of the camera, regardless of their generally shy nature. Pin It Now!