Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A moment with......

......New York Bob.

When asked, "What does Bob do?", it is a difficult question to answer. Not because he doesn't do much, but because he does too much. I have resorted to replying with "Maho Guru". I took a moment to do a brief interview with Bob who is here with us for budgets and other guru activities.

First visit to Maho: 1985

Employee/affiliated since: 1989

Biggest improvement to Maho over the years: Real mattresses instead of the original 4 inch foam pads as well as actual stairs leading to tent instead of nothing at all.

Vivid Memory: Hamilton's Island Tour as a guest way back when

Favorite Restaraunt Food: Once in the 80's I put my dinner order in at 4:30 and showed up at 6:30 to eat only to find out there was nothing left. (before we had the restaurant, dinner orders were placed, food cooked in town by a few fabulous West Indian cooks, and brought to Maho for dinner time)

Funny Memory: Back when the tents were green canvas with netting for an opening and goats roamed the area. One time I came home to A5 to find a goat inside my tent who was none to happy to be trapped inside. This particular goat had a torn right ear, probably from a previous fight with another goat. The intruder's name was Vincent Van Goat.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Interview with Stanley and Irma

A podcast interview with Stanley and Irma about Maho and their lives has been placed online. Listen to the Interview
Click Episode 3 of "Youthful Nature" to listen!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Beach Cleanup

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Maho Bay Staff members cleaned up Big Maho Beach and Francis Beach. Between the two beaches we picked up 6 trash bags worth of garbage, including over 400 cigarette butts! We also found half a shoe, a few pirate toys, and part of a park bench. Friends of the Park asks organizations and businesses to sponsor beaches each year. For as long as we can remember, we have been sponsoring both Big Maho and Francis which we clean twice a year. As walked down the beach with our bags, several people asked us in disbelief, "Did all of that came from this beach?" Unfortunately, yes.

On a side note, someone pointed out today that we take dog droppings and place them in plastic bags.......seems a little material being placed in plastic....... Maybe we could just start throwing it in the bushes. A fertilized plant is a happy plant.