Lovely Beaches and Swimming with Sharks
Our little Endeavour 32 sailboat has brought us to the island of Compass Cay where we’ll swim with sharks.
…blood-thirsty Great White sharks.
Kidding. We swim with Nurse Sharks at the Compass Cay Marina. Lots of fun. There are so many of them! In fact I didn’t realize how large nurse sharks get… many of them are HUGE!
Now, here’s a little thing that I learned. Nurse sharks can bite you. Initially, I thought they were just like big catfish that ate stuff off the bottom. While this is true, many of the things they eat are, fish and crustaceans, so these sharks do have a mouthful of teeth. While very rare, they have been known to bite people.
Of course, I learned all this immediately before jumping in the water with them. We’re all happy to report that we were no bit by sharks while swimming amongst them.
While on Compass Cay, we also go for a bit of a hike, and check out this cool little place called Hester’s Gym. It’s a bit run down, and has really been roughed-up from passing hurricanes, but it’s still a neat little place to check out.
2.15.17 We caught up on school work today. Then we went over to Cambrige Cay and hiked to Bell Rock.
Molly made us all beautiful necklaces from shells she’s found on the beach.
2.16.17 There was a lot of wind and rain today. We caught up on this weeks school work. Bill and Susan came by for a chat before we head in different directions tomorrow. We’re really going to miss those two. I wish I could find some photos of them.
Molly’s Photo from inside a rainy boat.
2.17.17 We moved to Compass Cay today.
N 24*15.284 W 76*31.192
We went ashore to have a look around. It’s a very cool island! We swam with the sharks, took a little hike and had a $16 frozen burger. The burger was good, but not anything special. We checked out Hesters Gym and met the owner of the Island, his name is Tucker.