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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Post Memorial Day

Hope all of you had a great Memorial Day… we sure did! First, I got to talk with all three kids and they are all doing well. Next, we spent the day exploring the waters around the island of Compass Cay in our dinghy and lastly, we had a great dinner and conversation at the Memorial Day Pot Luck Dinner.

We have had many storms pass through with little rain, but lots of wind so, we have had to stay close to the dock. This gave us a chance to meet a lot of really nice people and Schooner made friends with 2 Vizsla’s (Lola & Miles) and (Coco) a Miniature Pincher on a power catamaran named “The Rover.” They all left today, however, and she is sulking, but exhausted!!

As I said at the beginning, last night we attended a potluck dinner and sure got our fill of good food and good conversation! I can’t even begin to imagine where all of the food came from, but, needless to say, it was produced in abundance. This is a whole different crowd of cruisers, still hanging out here in the Bahamas after the regular season has passed. Boy, do they like to party!!

Today, following another bout of rain and squalls, (with 20 to 25 knot winds) Gordon, Schooner, and I took the dingy down to Sampson Cay (4.5 miles away) for lunch. It was a bumpy and wet ride, through an area called “Pipe Creek,” going there, (Schooner got sick) but the return trip was much faster and certainly much smoother. The water was like gin and the most beautiful blue that you can possibly imagine. Lunch at Sampson Cay was great and I had a Philly Steak and Cheese sandwich that was really super and Gordon had a Ruben on grilled rye that he said was “to die for.”

On the way back, we stopped and did some snorkeling off of the west side of Compass Cay. We went into a large, sandy cove and discovered a conch bed that was littered with conchs. They were all over the place!! The only problem was they were all juvies (four to five years old), so no conch salad tonight!! We also saw some starfish, and the water was warm and only 3-4 feet deep.

We have decided to stay here until the end of the week before heading to Nassau and picking up Andie and Havyn…this place is so much nicer for Schooner and cooler for us. Hopefully we’ll have more pictures and adventures to share with all of you during the rest of this week!!

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