Friday, March 20, 2009

Au Revoir Bobby - a tribute

Some of you may remember Bobby the Otter from your visits to the Cape Panwa Hotel as our much loved but unexpected guest. He stayed at the Cape Panwa Hotel for 15 years, occasionally going to Coral Island for a couple of days but always returning, either by boat or swimming.

Bobby would dive into the swimming pool and swim circles around surprised swimmers. Either Bobby or the guest would leap out of the water and shake themselves dry before wandering off.

We now have some photographs of Bobby (thanks Chris and Dad) and here is a list of the winners from our newsletter.

Chris Kenyon, Gladys Stephenson, Joan Tinkler and Ian McAleese.

If you have any more photographs of Bobby please send them to us at

If you would like to see some more photographs of Bobby please click here


  1. Gladys StephensonMarch 25, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Sorry I have no photo's of Bobby to send, but I am sure he will be remembered for a long time to come as so many guests,like ourselves, return year after year to your little corner of paradise.
    See you in September

  2. Thank you for your comments about our 'little corner of paradise' - see you in September!

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  5. Chris Kenyon said...
    Bobby was an all time favourite visit for me in years gone past and I often watched him go for his early morning dip in the sea but I never saw him come back with a fish for his dinner !! Its a pity he never found a ladyfriend as it would have been nice to have a little family of otters frolicking around the beach. See you all in October.