Friday, February 19, 2010

Pipe Creek Again




Pipe Creek Yacht Club was formed years ago by sailors stranded there while waiting for the winds to subside in order to move on. With the exception of our one day escapade to Fowl Cay in between cold fronts, we have been here 15 days straight. So, while you are have been shoveling snow, we’ve been pinned down in one of the glorious locations in the Bahamas, wearing sweats, usually unheard of in these parts. And we think we now qualify to be yacht club members.Pipe Creek Yacht Club was formed years ago by sailors stranded there while waiting for the winds to subside in order to move on. With the exception of our one day escapade to Fowl Cay in between cold fronts, we have been here 15 days straight. So, while you are have been shoveling snow, we’ve been pinned down in one of the glorious locations in the Bahamas, wearing sweats, usually unheard of in these parts. And we think we now qualify to be yacht club members.

Although the wind is blowing like crazy we can still dinghy over to the beach and hunt for sea glass on the Exuma Sound side. The best timing seems to be an hour after low tide. You can pick off the nuggets washed ashore while tiny wavelets gently lap at your ankles foretelling the rising tide and bringing more treasures up with each wave.

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