The Cambridge Cay story is best told picture book style.
Once upon a time there was a Sea Princess who went to Cambridge Cay Fairytale land in the Exumas Land and Sea Park.
The Sea Princess and her Captain Notalwayscharming picked up a mooring ball. A mooring ball is a tethered, secured line you hook up to your boat.
The witchy anchor B.P. was happy to have a well deserved rest.
There was a friendly host boat that collected the $20.00 a night mooring fee and told sea travelers wonderful stories on where to go and see magical things.
There were big Beyonchee (what Captain Notquiterightinthehead calls Beyonce) types of fancy schmancy boats. The Sea Princess wanted one. She wondered if she could at least sneak aboard for a bottle of excellent wine and a long hot shower. But the Sea Princess forgot her robe that makes her invisible so she had to drink vodka sodas and bathe with a cup of cold water.
Big Blue Shmancy boat wanted the host boat’s mooring site as they liked the host’s location the best and Big Blue was the best. Big Blue asked if they could pay the hosts to move their boat to another ball. The hosts said Big Blue didn’t have to pay them but they should bring some water and diesel to the little YoungandDumb sailboat that was in a pickle because they didn’t plan properly and were stuck and thirsty. Big Blue sent their not so little tender with their not so little, handsome crew members to deliver the water and diesel to YoungandDumb in jerry jugs. The Sea Princess enjoyed this very much.
That day the Sea Princess and Captain Needstobuyheracrown went snorkeling with Soul Divers. Matt and Sadie are gopro profun let’sgo pros. We swam around a little plane that crashed to the bottom of the sea.
Someone may have crashed the plane on purpose because it was probably filled with magical pills that took some customers to magical lands and made the sellers very rich.
Then we went to snorkel the Coral Garden. The Coral Garden is a cleaning station for fish. The Sea Princess doesn’t like to clean but she doesn’t mind if the fish do. The fish made a pact. The big fish promise not to eat the little fish if the little fish will eat the annoying parasites that cling to them. The big fish will even open their mouths to let the little fish clean their teeth just like the dentist.
The Sergeant Majors above ate all of Captain Fullofhotair’s hair.
The Sea Princess and her friends have been looking for Bob Lobster’s cousins before lobster season ended because they wanted to eat them. Matt played tag with one around a reef for a while but lobsters are faster than you would imagine and they hide in holes. Matt has a tickle stick to taunt Bob’s cousins out of hiding and then he puts a net behind them as they swim backwards.
Bob boldy came out to flip us the bird now that lobster season is over and we were in a protected park anyway. This is from my cousins, he said.
That evening it rained just long enough to make two rainbows to frame the magic land.
Then there was cloud entertainment.
Mr. Messyhairbigheadman blocked the sunset.
I asked Captain Alwayspredictable what he wanted for dinner and he said, Mmmmmeat! We had steak with grilled, roasted asparagus and potatoes.
The next day the four friends went on a beautiful hike around the magical land. We walked around the island in a circle.
At the end of the walk we had to wade waist deep in the bright blue sea to get back to the dinghy. The Sea Princess took off her shorts and carried them above her head as even semi fresh laundry is precious to her. She was wearing black underwear so she figured no one would know it wasn’t a swimsuit bottom. Captain Thinkshe’sprettyfunny stopped purposefully to chat with a couple on the beach as the Sea Princess stood there feeling foolish. Then Captain Willpayforthislater said really loud as we bid them farewell, DID YOU ENJOY TALKING TO STRANGERS IN YOUR UNDERWEAR? The Sea Princess did not.
Next we took our dinghies to snorkel in the crazy Rocky Dundas caves.
They had tremendous stalactite and stalagmite formations that looked like the many tails of a scary cave monster.
The Sea Princess hit the wrong setting on Soul Diver’s gopro and accidently took five hundred rapid fire out of focus pictures and chewed up their batteries. She is not allowed near it anymore and Captain Meanman said to them, I told you so.
On the snorkel between the two caves Sadie found Sleepy the nurse shark.
This living coral wonder took over two hundred years to grow. It has tons of little coral polyps that are mostly stomachs with mouths and they like to eat algae. Gross.
This is Smiley the puffer fish. We see you.
The second cave was even more of a wonder.
Next we got into our dinghies and went a mile or two to check out the infamous bubble bath. We walked along a creek.
We reached the cliffs by the Atlantic side.
It was a mystical place with hundreds of rock temples.
There was a bath where you sit and wait for the waves to crash over you with a bubbly tickle.
The Sea Princess took a long bubble bath. The bubbles were cold.
Most of us were worn out after a long, fun day but Matt still had some wiggle in him.
The Sea Princess had a royal last day in the magical Exumas kingdom. She fell asleep grateful and happy and dreamed of more enchanting seas beckoning to her.