Let's see, what we've been up too... We explored Pipe Creek on the dinghy/jet ski. (Pipe Creek is the area amongst a stretch of islands between Compass Cay and Sampson Cay. there are several cays here.) We did a lot of snorkeling and did a "drift snorkel" for the first time hanging onto the jet ski as we passed by the reef. We saw 2 porcupine fish - my favorite with those big eyes. We found a shallow sand bar filled with sand dollars and sea shells. I never realized how fragile the sand dollars are, I hope at least a few of them make it home with us. We shared dinners and cocktails with CJ & Maggie and enjoyed the company of Chorizo and Saucisse. Margie and I got stranded - beaching the jet ski on a sand bar in low tide. We saw 2 baby black tip reef sharks in 6 inch water while waiting for rescue. The Sampson Cay store gets it's provisions on Wednesdays so we went in to stock up on produce. I know, I know, I said we wouldn't be back. But after my temper calmed as we discussed it...and the fact that there aren't many options when your transportation is a dinghy... ;) That morning we woke up to a mean thunder and lightening storm and to find that the winds and currents had conspired to somehow bring Lucky & Pazzia very close. It was an exciting morning! It's all in the pics...
Martin and I have discovered how useful a jet ski is to go off exploring and snorkeling. They are fast, go into incredibly shallow water, you can drift dive and they handle rough seas better and faster than a dinghy. We're left thinking that a jet ski is far more practical than a dinghy as long as you have waterproof clothing. We figure you can bungie a large dry bag to back (like a motorcycle) so they can be just as useful for provisioning... Hm, food for thought :)
Our next stop is the mooring field at Cambridge Cay. CJ & Margie are going to anchor at Big Majors (the cay with the pigs). We'll both be heading north to be in Nassau around mid-June so we may meet up again at anchor - I really hope so! We'll definitely be visiting them in Florida this summer!
Posters Note: Steph's having "Blogger issues", so I've posted this on her behalf.