Saturday, August 29, 2015


It's appears Erika has dissipated and is now nothing more than a weak, wet blow.
Much to chagrin of our weather prognosticators, Erika never cooperated with them. We appreciate it.

In an email from our friends aboard 'Irianna':
Double tied to dock and opposite finger in Blue Haven marina Provo... Had gusts to a lil over 40 kts at about 1730 y/day. We stayed on the boat figuring if we lost shore power, we have a gen set to run all.... I would have gotten off the boat if it had been a bigger storm.
We currently have 20-25 kts and rain. The strange thing that stumps my pea brain is that the wind Only varied about 10 deg all throughout... SE wind .... relentless since March!
They're weathering it out in the Turks & Caicos. Nice place to do so.

Walked down to the beach this morning. A very nice morning. Playing with my iPhone.

"Can't Find My Way Home" written by Steve Winwood — Performed by Nathan East

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Calm Before The Storm?

Hope not...

I hate hurricane season.

This morning, the Atlantic was still. Not a breath of air made things hot, but smooth.

Hmm... It is that time of year — again.

Wonder what tomorrow's forecast will say—??—

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Odd Shots

View from the new dining room at Staniel Cay Yacht Club

A fun night.
Tucker, Kerstin, Julissa, Kim, Natalie, and Maddy flew to the states yesterday. They're staying in the area so Mel and I had dinner with them last night.
Tuck looked good and the girls are growing up to be very pretty young ladies. 
It was good to see them all.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Good Morning, Jupiter

Woke early this AM and took a walk on the beach. It was a glorious sunrise so I captured a moment to share.
This snippet is close to the inlet where two young boys disappeared yesterday.
It's windless and quite still this morning.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Odd Shots

Walking the boys along the beach at Joe Cay Cut, I happened upon this small coral. With a full moon tide going out, this little invertebrate was about to be high and dry; it wouldn't have survived.


So we took it back to Compass and placed it amongst a garden of mature Brain Coral that live under the docks. Hopefully it thrives in it's new surrounding.

Coral Transplant.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dem Damn Drones

Fisherman in San Diego casts for and hooks a drone, but it gets away.
Nice cast, though!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Odd Shots

Istaboa's very prominent bow.

At night, the glow from the large yachts underwater lights conveys just how clean and clear the water at Compass is. There's probably 15 feet of under our bow.

With flash.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


No!   The Famous Swimming Pigs of Big Majors

Probably the most photographed and celebrated pigs on the planet.