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08-15-2006, 07:45 AM
Well, you'll get a full write-up later, but I am here to tell you that Bond Collector's Weekend #9 was a fabulous time.
We saw Palmyra.
I kid you not. Palmyra. Saw it? We hung out. The house is virtually identical; unchanged from the time it was used in Thunderball in 1965. The owner has been letting it fall to ruin, but other than the fact that it is in poor condition, it's the same. There's the pool, there's the shark pool, there's where Fiona was target shooting, there's where Domino dried her hair.
The gardener harvested coconuts from a tree and we all drank fresh Palmyra coconut milk.
That was the best part, but there's plenty more.
08-15-2006, 09:23 AM
Thats AWESOME! Good for you Kara. How did the rest of it go?
Hey, maybe the owner of Palmyra will be willing to sell it.. cheap! :)
08-16-2006, 07:28 AM
I agree! I am quite envious, Kara!!
08-16-2006, 08:57 AM
Check out Omnibilia (http://gallery.omnibilia.com/showimage.php?i=546) for a fab photo gallery of our event.
A meet & greet on Friday night
In Nassau, touring amazing sites such as...
The "Madagascar" set from Casino Royale
Sean Connery's Bahamanian home (Out of Bounds)
Sean Connery's hotel suite (before he bought the home); from there we could see the beach/pier where Fatima Blush got Bond all wet in NSNA; unfortunately, the buildings were destroyed by hurricane some time back
the "foot chase" scene from Casino Royale
Dimitrios's home (Albany House) from Casino Royale
the Nassau streets where Junkanoo was held in TB, and where Nigel Small-Fawcett "took cover" in NSNA
"Love beach," where Vargas "got the point" in TB
Paradise Island very briefly
the dive school (Stuart Cove's) used to help film scenes in many Bond films
Saturday was formal night on the ship; Bond fans do formal SO well
Bond costume party Sunday
Roulette at the shipboard casino ("Casino Royale")
Duty free vodkas at the shipboard store (Stoli for $10!)
Daltons Chin Dimple
08-17-2006, 12:17 AM
I am wondering just how much trouble I would get into if I took my partner to the Bahamas on holiday..... and only after we arrived I casually told her there was a Bond convention on. Hmmmmm.........
08-17-2006, 06:57 AM
There were quite a few couples on the cruise where the husband was a hardcore Bond collector and the wife less of a fan. There's so much to do on a cruise. Jim Arnold's wife and daughter went to the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island while Jim & his son did tour stuff, and they met up later.
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