Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays!

Friends and family of Small Hope celebrated the holidays today with our annual Christmas feast! The chefs outdid themselves again with a huge meal, including TWENTY desserts!!

We here at Small Hope Bay Lodge wish you and yours a very merry holiday and a Happy New Year! Pin It Now!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

O Tannenbaum!

It's that time of year again -- time to go Christmas tree hunting! The Small Hope Elves headed out into the pine yard to find the perfect tree to grace the main area of the Lodge. Brian, Alvin, Christian and Amanda played elves and headed out into the forest to find their tree. It took a couple of hours but finally the perfect Andros pine made it back to the Lodge to be decorated by the staff at the Small Hope Staff Christmas party. Pin It Now!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Turtle Eye View

Divemaster Dennis got this great footage from a "turtle's eye view" while diving at the Giant Staircase. You can see the Caribbean Reef Shark and a couple of Nassau Groupers in the background. The green turtle stayed around for most of the dive, much to the enjoyment of our divers! Pin It Now!

Monday, December 1, 2008

In the Wild World

While walking along our mile long stretch of private beach, some of our guests this week noticed two pairs of nesting ospreys. The birds were putting on an aerial (and vocal!) display while they searched around for the perfect nesting tree in our pine forest.
Ospreys are large raptors who have a mostly fish diet. They can spot fish from over 100 feet in the air and can dive to about 4 feet in the water, feet first, to snatch up their meal. Ospreys are found on every continent except for Antartica. They typically mate for life and can lay up to four eggs at a time. They use the same nesting sites annually, with some nesting sites having been used for 70 years! We at Small Hope hope that means we will be seeing these beautiful creatures for years to come!
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