For some reason we never anchored in Pipe Creek when we were cruising. It could be that the cruising guides warnings about strong currents and using 2 anchors kept us away. Or maybe it was the shallow depths and the boats we traveled with were over 6 ft draft. At any rate, we finally got to explore Pipe Creek with Calypso.
Rick found an anchoring spot in a deep hole with room for only one boat. Once the anchor set, it was perfectly situated, still in the wind and current but without any chop or swell.
At low tide there are large sand flats, perfect for finding sand dollars.
We hiked over to the Exuma Sound side of Thomas Cay to look for shells and sea glass.
One day we dinghied over to Compass Cay Marina to have lunch and hang out with the pet sharks.
In case you’re wondering about Bailey, he had no idea we left him to re-visit some of his favorite beaches. Our friend, JoAnne, stayed with him at our house. She said they had fun after he got over the trauma of us leaving him. He sent this email via JoAnne the first night:
Dear mom and dad, surprise. It wasn’t you that came back yesterday. I was ready to greet you but it was that stranger. So I ignored her. I wouldn’t go outside. I hid and she thought I was lost. Finally she just put my leash on ( 4 hours later) so I just stood in the driveway..
She did feed me and I ate when she wasn’t looking. I went out but just stood.
But she’s okay and I’m cuddled next to her now. When I barked at 0300, she kindly took me out. We are now best friends.
And I’ll be kinder to her tonight. I like sleeping in her room.
We had such a great time visiting Rick and Eva. I miss having our boat but am so thankful to have such great friends invite us along on their adventures!