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August 17, 2011

More Tybee Turtle Action!

If you know anything about Mermaid Cottages, you know we love our sea turtles! Well, the nest action keeps on coming here on Tybee Island. Nest Four hatched Friday, August 5th, during a rain storm. The wonderful folks over at the Tybee Sea Turtle Project even excavated a bit earlier than they planned due to more inclement weather. They found that 82 babies had hatched and made it out of the nest! The also found 17 unhatched eggs and one live baby straggler they happily released into the waves. No casualties either, so Nest Four was a success! Don’t you just love good news? We sure do!

photo credit: Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page

Speaking of news, have you been following Clover the sea turtle? It is so fascinating to see her journey charted, and right there on your computer screen at that! As of last Saturday, Clover has traveled over 200 miles!

Intrigued? Well, head on over to and follow Clover’s journey yourself! Just click the Track a Sea Turtle link, then look for Clover!

A Tybee Island Novella

Photo by Curtis Richardson

I dropped a tear in the ocean.  The day you find it
is the day I will stop missing you.  ~Author Unknown

Coming Soon!


Are you sad that All My Children is coming to an end?  Erica Kane never had story lines as good as this!

Follow the lives of an old world family and their connections to the Mermaids of the sea through the four generations that settle in the south and eventually establish Sea La Vie, their Tybee Island Beach Cottage.

The family’s existence and their progress is directly related to the gods and mermaids of the seas…but they don’t always know it.

Tune in each week to follow this saga and for your chance to submit your design ideas for Sea La Vie as this family’s story unfolds.

You may even be asked to submit photos and drawings of what you think the land dwellers and their mysterious sea benefactors look like!

Get ready to meet Roya, the Mermaid Queen.  It’s said her tears would turn into priceless pearls and that her kiss could cure disease.  Anger her and she could command a legion of mermaids to take humans deep beneath the sea, drown them and then eat them.  What do you think she would look like?

Sea La Vie is a progressive, participatory novella.  Heed the sirens’ calls.  You may just end up in a story line!

Be sure to check here each day to join us on this journey.

The adventure starts this weekend!