Saturday, June 6, 2009

Interesting videos and more about Compass

We haven't been out taking pics much lately, although last night's sky would have made a beautiful sunset shot.
We are really enjoying Ft Lauderdale... Had dinner with our old friend Ole and his girlfriend Vanessa. Last night we had Karen and Trish over for more Memphis style ribs. (Thanks Ralph for the real recipe) So we are settling in.

Craig from Boatronix is bringing us the old Land Cruiser from Panama City and will do a little work on Istaboa while he's here. It will be nice to see him again. He's always there to help when we need him. (Like when he saved our butts in Nassau with the inverter problem.)

I saw these very cool videos on youtube this morning so I thought I would share.
I love dolphins.

The second one is from Compass Cay, taken around the fish cleaning station. At certain tide levels the fish would come out and play. Sharks, Bonefish, Grey Angels, Triggers, and others we can't name would cavort in the gin clear water like in a natural aquarium. Then they would leave only to return again a hour later the next day. Something about the tide.

We know, we know... We won't shut up about Compass and the Pipe Creek area of the Exumas. But we're not the only ones blown away by it's beauty and tranquility.
Read what Johhny Depp had to say about his island in the Exumas. (which is only a stones throw from Compass Cay)

"I don't think I'd ever seen any place so pure and beautiful," Depp says of the island. "You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It's instant freedom. And that rare beast--simplicity--can be had. And a little morsel of anonymity.... Whenever I was getting frustrated about being 'novelty boy' and making movies, I told myself, Calm down. I can come down here and disappear. I spent the Christmas season here with Vanessa and the kids. You can feed hot dogs to the nurse sharks in the Exumas--but it's best to not swim when doing it."
Depp says: "Nobody is going to ever ruin the Land and Sea Park. It's like a rare gem, a diamond. I look forward to my kids growing up on the island, spending months out of the year here ... learning about sea life and how to protect sea life ... and their kids growing up here, and so on.... Theoretically, this place can add years to your life." Then he quotes the old adage: "Money doesn't buy you happiness. But it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it."

Hope you enjoy the youtube clips.