|Dolphin House! Bimini, Bahamas.|
|“These conch shells are very|
strong,” Ashley declares.
“Do you notice how I’ve used
them in the foundation?”
|While not exactly the stairway|
to heaven, Ashley’s stairway
is probably the most intriguing
hodgepodge I’ve ever escalated.
|“Wow!” Wayne’s Dad Phil and his wife Gunnel are initially|
overwhelmed by Dolphin House’s interior.
|Gunnel’s quilter-creativity wheels are turning while Ashley|
explains one of his many mosaic murals.
|This mystical octopus is one of several created|
for Ashley by one of his artist-students.
|Surely this serenade to the sea|
would be incomplete without
a mermaid shrine. Voilá!
|Form and function flow together perfectly. I’d happily cook|
in this spacious, fun and funky but well organized kitchen.
Dolphin House deserves far more than an intriguing paragraph in the ocaisonal Bahamian guidebook. The trip to Bimini is worth it if your only stop is to visit Dolphin House. Who knows? You might even be lucky enough to get greeted at the entrance to Bimini’s harbour by a pod of tiny dolphins, like we did. Life imitates are imitates life, Dolphin House, Bimini.
|The pieces for this recently|
tiled closet came to Ashley
as a result of tropical storm
Andrew, which struck just
a few months earlier.
|Sailfish, dolphin fish (aka mahi-mahi) and|
bet you’ll chuckle when Ashley tells you
about the coins and the mirror.
|Lionfish mural. Beautiful but poisonous and invasive|
This is a retrospective. At the moment, I’m busy in job-hunt and writing gig finding mode while we sit out hurricane season and replenish our cruising kitty in Jacksonville Florida. There is still plenty of material from our foray to continue posting, even before we head back out cruising. While here, my tentative plan is to post about 2-3 times a week, based on some survey feedback*.
|Just a few materials so far|
are finding their way toward
incorporation into Ashley’s
|The stairs to Dolphin House’s|
virgin palette and a glorious
view of both the Caribbean and
*What would you like to see? Please consider offering your input on Galley Wench Tales blog site. Click here to link to the survey. And, thank you for helping make Galley Wench Tales a better blog.
This sign is less prominent than it
appears even in this image. It looks
so humble. I might’ve missed it if
I wasn’t looking for it, much less
anticipated how much Dolphin House
would awe me.