Sad — it's time to move on. The weather's nice, the seas are flat, and we've been here for a month. Compass Cay and Pipe Creek are magical places — but like a flipped switch or a button pushed, we both know, at the same time, it's time to start preparing to leave.
But, before taking off, with all this flat water and calm winds, we're going to make the most of the next couple of days.
Today, we loaded up the dink and took the boys across Joe Cay Cut to let them play in the warm shallow waters and the beach. We all had a lot of fun. Mel and I love to watch them play and they had a blast.
I think Muddy's found his beach groove. The boy's gonna be alright.
Radar calmly stands by as Little Mud has his moment.
Radar, looking back laughing. I know he's saying, "Thanks Man, I love this stuff!".
And off they go...
Yes, we think Muddy's finally joined the club. He's definitely getting his beach on.
So now it's time to start the process of figuring out what to do next. More island life or head back to the USA and check on reality? Both, I guess.
This has been a great month at Compass and we hate to end it, but it's all good.
Even the ride home will be a continuation of what we enjoy most — and the end result will be Jupiter — so there will no be complaining.
These days and their memories are like little gems that we treasure. This crew loves Compass Cay so much, it truly feels like home. The big yachts that have taken the place of the smaller boats like Istaboa have made a change, but it's not a bad change, just different. The cast of characters that create the ongoing performance that's Pipe Creek are still the same, they joke with us, tell us stories, bring us fish, even loan us their boats when it's too rough to go out in our dingy, but we know, as it's been said many times — Time changes everything.
We'll just enjoy it, as it is, while we can...