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Month: October 2010

Live Like a Local: Pirates on Tybee Island!

     It’s finally here…Pirate Fest! The island has been taken over and the swashbuckling fun has begun! There are so many events going on this weekend, it’ll make your head spin. All the fun starts tonight when the gates open at 5 pm. There will be a Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove (for the kiddies), and awesome live music! The festival fun lasts through the weekend, so get down here and join us! Here’s a map of the festival too, so you are sure to know where all the fun can be found!

Map and more info at www.tybeepiratefest.com!

     Now, downtown isn’t the only place you can find pirates! The Eagles Nest GoGo Girls are pleased to announce the “Pirate Girl Booty Drive”! This Saturday, October 9 th, some of Tybee’s finest Pirate Girls will take over the intersection of HWY 80 and Campbell. They will be asking locals and visitors alike to fill their boots with booty to benefit the Historic Tybee Post Theater! Special thanks go out to the City of Tybee and the Tybee Police and Fire Departments for this event!

     What are you waiting for?! You don’t want to miss a single minute of all this fun! Get your costume on and get to to Tybee, Mates! It’s a swashbuckling good time!

Sea Turtle Update: 2010 Season Wrapping Up

     Sea turtle season seems to have all but wrapped up for the year here on Tybee. Our last known nest, Nest No. 10, hatched two weeks ago. Two hatchlings were found on top of the nest area the morning after the hatching began and were collected and released that evening.

photo from the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page

     Nest No. 10 was excavated September 23rd and, though a few hatchlings made it, 41 were found dead at the top of the nest cavity. We’re told this was mostly caused by a shallow nest cavity (only 11 inches) and the excessive heat. This was the last known nest of the season.
     Thankfully, this was a record year for sea turtles in Georgia, with over 1,700 nests! Let’s send a huge thank you out to all the workers and volunteers with the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the Tybee Sea Turtle Project that made Tybee’s season so very successful!

photo by Amy Capello contributed to the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page

The Fish Camp Cocktail Winner!!!

We had so much fun this weekend! Saturday was the big recipe judging for the Fish Camp Cottage Cocktail Contest, and we definitely had our work cut out for us. There were plenty of cocktails, plenty of friends, and these…

were just the basics for all the recipe fun! We received so many wonderful recipes, but in the end we narrowed the field to eight finalists. And they were…

So, Saturday evening, we got to mixing and shaking and made all the recipes. Just looks like a party doesn’t it?! We had a ball, and after much debate, we had a winner! Kimberly’s Fish Tale cocktail recipe is our new Official Fish Camp Cottage Cocktail!

We settled on the Fish Tale because, well…it’s delicious! But it wasn’t just the taste because all the recipes were scrumptious! It was amazing because it can be made ahead and placed in the freezer, where it will be ready and waiting for you when you return from the beach! Best of all, it uses Georgia peaches for a great local flavor.
Thanks to everyone that entered the contest and shared all these wonderful recipes and congratulations to Kimberly! We sure hope you enjoy your 3 day/2 night stay at Fish Camp Cottage as much as we enjoyed your recipe!

Mermaid Sightings!

This week,we have multiple mermaid sightings!

These mermaids come from high above the ocean! Michael Bodine sent us these lovely ladies after seeing them in Sky Mall Magazine while on a flight. Who would’ve thought, a mermaid sighting at 30,000 feet!

Thanks for sending this in Michael! This just proves, mermaids are everywhere!

Our next sighting is more of an announcement…more mermaids are coming to Seaside Sisters, and all the way from San Clemente, California! The gals over at Seaside Sisters will be offering these awesome license plate covers in the shop soon, so make sure to stop by to claim yours! These lovely ladies are fabulous! They bring the sea to your car (no matter where you are!) and they are only $38 plus tax!

And don’t forget, we’d love to see your sightings. Send your sighting and information to diane@mermaidcottages.com and your pictures could be featured as our next sighting!