Early Fall on Useppa – Thoughts and pictures by UseppaGin – Spared any severe storms Useppa segued quietly from late summer into early fall. Families stopped by to enjoy slightly cooler weather and peaceful surroundings. A rescue dog found a home. The entrance and steps to the Collier Inn were painted. Operations Manager Dakota Likewise refinished the Tarpon Bar floor. Children played with new pieces on the poolside chess board. Timeless island serenity, but it’s time to begin another season.
Looking Back: Useppa 1999 and 2009 – Pictures and thoughts by UseppaGin – On a long lazy afternoon, sometimes it’s fun just to look back and remember old times, old friends. These pictures are just a few of those taken in 1999 and 2009. Familiar faces, memories of times gone by, reasons we loved Useppa yesterday, holidays with family and friends, croquet games, Izaak Walton, Santa Claus, pieces of Island history discovered and preserved….
Change of Plans – photographs and thoughts by UseppaGin – Labor Day Weekend was more subdued than usual because of Hurricane Dorian fears, but because of the men and women who work on Useppa, the Island was ready for whatever happened. As it turned out, Dorian stayed off the West Coast. Year round residents relaxed. Families came out for the day. People gathered around the pool. A young girl worked on her school project about the Calusa Indians. No one took the beauty, the serenity, and the gift of Useppa for granted. Thank you to all who worked to prepare the island just in case. Thank you to everyone who worked the Labor Day Weekend making Useppa a place of island welcome for homeowners, members and guests.