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Posts Tagged ‘Paradise Island Bahamas’

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Posted by Jody on February 11, 2013

Hog Island Lighthouse view from Nassau on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas

Hog Island Lighthouse, The Bahamas

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’
Oh, what a beautiful day.

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Built in 1817, the Hog Island Lighthouse stands at the western tip of the what is now called Paradise Island, The Islands of The Bahamas. This photo was taken on a beautiful morning from the beach at Nassau on New Providence Island.

Hog Island Lighthouse details:

Paradise Island (Hog Island, Nassau Harbour)

1817. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); flash every 5 s, generally white, but the light changes to red when conditions are dangerous for entry. 19 m (63 ft) round old-style brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted red… This is the oldest and best known lighthouse in the Bahamas and the oldest surviving lighthouse in the West Indies. Located at the western end of Paradise Island (formerly Hog Island) marking the northwest entrance to Nassau Harbor. Site status unknown. Good view from cruise ships entering the harbor.

Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Lighthouses of the Bahamas)

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I’ve got a beautiful feelin’
Everything’s goin’ my way.

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ ~ Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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Green Sea Turtles: North Shore of Oahu & Hatchlings Head to Sea, Bahamas

Posted by Jody on August 16, 2011

Three Places to Spot Green Sea Turtles on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

It’s really exciting to spot a green sea turtle!  I’ve been to Hawaii many times and each time it’s been an absolute pleasure to see these  beautiful, playful creatures.  It’s not always easy to get a good photo of a swimming “honu” but the memories will remain forever!

Green Sea Turtles, The Big Island, Hawaii (Photo by Jody Diehl)

Green Sea Turtles, The Big Island, Hawaii (Photo by Jody Diehl)

We’ve never set out to find green sea turtles.  If you’re lucky, it just happens.   So, if you are out on the beach and people are gathered around, looking out to sea and pointing, just join in and ask! It’s a rather good bet that someone caught sight of a green sea turtle or other marine critter! The folks at AlohaUpdate.com have given us three good, rather easy-to-find places for spotting  honu on the North Shore of Oahu.

The green sea turtle is a federally protected threatened species.  Remember to always keep your distance and never try to feed them or touch them.

Green Sea Turtles Hatch on Paradise Island, Bahamas

They had a little help from Atlantis’ Marine Aquarium Operations. Here’s the story of green sea turtle hatchlings on Paradise Beach, Paradise Island, Bahamas from TheBahamasWeekly.com.  You’ll see some wonderful photos of the little ones heading for the sea, too!

Enjoy! -J-

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