While the days at Saddle Cay were perfect the nightly bugs helped us make the decision to leave after a few days. We wanted to check out the Nurse sharks at Compass Cay, so early in the morning we set out on the Atlantic for about a 40 mile trip further down the islands. We arrived at Compass Cay just before sunset and got the anchor down under a beautiful moonlit sky. The next day we took Sophia to shore for a walk and headed to Compass Cay marina to see the nurse sharks. We walked around the marina but didn’t stay too long. It is really geared for tourists with expensive food and drinks and a landing fee for tenders. Since it was early in the season we didn’t get charged the landing fee and the marina wasn’t packed with tourists so it was pretty nice. But there is really only the marina and the nurse sharks around. Since we already had our own sharks and remoras at Highborne Cay we decided to keep on moving South after just a day.
Another short jaunt would see us at Big Majors for the pig beach and Thunderball Grotto.