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Barefoot Bay
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-03-14 2:05 pm   Permalink

When I got married in June, I moved into town and left the Headhunter Harbor behind for my son to enjoy. Over the past 9 months, I have been working on my escape area here in town which we call Barefoot Bay. The TIPSI factor (TIkis Per Square Inch) isn’t very high but still Polynesian inspired.

We’ll start with the Tiki first. Carved sometime in the 60s or 70s by my father-in-law who owned a Tiki/Mexican restaurant and bar called El Tiki. Tiki is about 10 feet tall.





“Crossroads of the Pacific” inspired sign. All directions and distances are geographically correct. Note the sign for Maikapupu (Make a Poo Poo) points to the bathroom around the corner.


Due to it’s unique microclimate, Barefoot Bay is always 75 degrees even though it’s 120 in the summer and 30 in the winter just across the street

Wildlife abounds here at the Bay. This ceramic Reef Fish hanging was inspired by the fish we saw on our honeymoon in Hawaii and Catalina Island

7 inch ceramic Iguana head hides among the foliage

Sealife mosaic tables

Papier-mâché wind motion Hornbill

PNG Crocodile adorns this WillCarve mask acquired in an Art Swap

The water feature holds exotic goldfish from the far-away port of WalMart.

Concrete wild boar

Barefoot Bay also serves as a wildlife sanctuary. Here is a warming station of the local wild boars and jungle fowl.

Parrot watering station


That’s it for now, a quiet and relaxing place to enjoy a Margarita or Donga Punch



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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-03-14 2:31 pm   Permalink

Mike, you have a gift for making people smile.

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-03-14 9:13 pm   Permalink

Mike- awesome bruddah
ATP- you can smile all you want, but no one has a bigger smile than MadDog



 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2015-03-15 8:44 pm   Permalink

I LOVE IT!!! I agree...you are always surprising us with your sharp wit by way of your art and decor. The Bay is shaping up nicely!!!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-03-16 12:56 pm   Permalink

ATP, Jon, & Marlene thank you very much. You know I do it to amuse myself and if I can amuse someone else too it's a bonus!

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2015-03-16 6:34 pm   Permalink

Add me to the list of those who Mad Dog makes smile! I love everything you do, mike! Barefoot Bay is off to a good start. I know you'll have fun adding to it.
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-03-18 10:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-03-14 21:13, hang10tiki wrote:
Mike- awesome bruddah
ATP- you can smile all you want, but no one has a bigger smile than MadDog





Ditto, Jon! Mike, looks awesome. Congrats on the new digs- and the wildlife sanctuary cracked me up...

Hope to see you soon!


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-03-31 11:13 am   Permalink

Lori and Dave, thank you.
This past weekend the Barefoot Bay served as host to a charity event garden tour for the local breast cancer group. Kinda like a Tiki Crawl without the alcohol About 150 people bought tickets, they were given addresses to the 7 gardens on the tour and they passed in and out between 9 am and 2 pm. Got to visit with lots of people and the event raised some much needed cash for the charity.
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TU
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Posted: 2017-10-08 11:54 am   Permalink

Anything new in the BB?

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-10-08 3:09 pm   Permalink

No, just in maintainance mode, trying to keep it clean and the plants alive Getting to be outdoor season here on the Anvil of the Sun so we will be spending more time out there. I did put up some misters this summer and keep adding more to the pond setting

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-11-02 11:57 am   Permalink

Cheers Mike

 
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