Friday, May 22, 2009

Highborne Layover

So after easing out of Compass we made way for Highborne Cay. It was a pretty nice day; not to bumpy... Radar was a happy sailor.
It's only about a 40 mile run to Highborne which made for a short easy day and the seas were on our tail which made it even shorter. As we began our approach toward the entrance to the marina we were greeted by a breezy little rain squall so we doddled a bit and let it pass.
And soon it did... the above pic is the little beach next to the Marina's office.

Our last Exuma Sunset

After we were tied up we heard our friends Don and Sharon of Bold Pursuit on the radio. They too had just left Compass and were coming into Highborne for the night. We later had drinks at the little tiki hut next to our slips. Don and Sharon have been coming to Compass Cay and the rest of the Exumas for many years. They have some great stories of how Compass became what it is today.
So our next stop is Nassau then we press on toward home. Kinda exciting... a little sad.

The marina office walls were covered with these very cool hand made quilts that are the work of a lady in the Abacos.

Our friends Dennis and Cindy, who have a quilting business in Memphis, will enjoy these.

Very pretty... very islandy

Next stop: Nassau Harbor Club Marina and our friend Peter.