|Tanqueray anchored at Pipe Creek
We spent the better part of a week, relaxing at Pipe Creek, but also checking out the Pipe Creek area, sailing through the cays of Compass, Foul, Bell, Sampson, Overyonder, Thomas and Pipe.
We attempted bonefishing in the shallows with
defeat from catching them, but not without sighting them. We spent hours upon hours of reading and
lounging in the cockpit, dipping in for a swim now and then when the heat was
too much to bear. We went conch grazing
with great success, collecting extra to take on the voyage to Eleuthra with
We snorkeled the cuts and the
outside reef, also snorkeling the rare pillar coral. I speared my first Nassau grouper, Strawberry
grouper and Porgy, with a three-prong spear, I might add. They weren’t the biggest fish in the World,
but they were my catch!
We hung out with
a new made friend, Humbert, from Hattie Cay, whom we met after Mike speared his
hand with the Hawaiian sling. He kindly helped us with medical supplies for his hand and offered us some
beers. Luckily we were able to close the
wound with butterfly bandages instead of stiches from the nurse in town.
|Sailing into Compass Cay
|Sailing out the cut
|Compass Cay channel
|Apricot swirl bread
|Mike & Sara's Porgy lunch
|Tanqueray and Sara at Pipe Creek
|chocolate chip cookies - boat baked.
|Mike & Nelly (thanks for the sunglasses Kevin!)
|Dusk at Pipe Creek
|Nelly manning the bimini