The Looe Key SongSeacamp, click on image to enlarge

The Looe Key Song by Allison Alford (camper & staff member)

It is time to weigh the anchor,
pull away from Big Pine Key,
movin' out from our small harbor,
heading for the open sea,
We will pass familiar islands,
we have known them all before,
and they slowly fade behind us
as we bid farewell to shore.

The waves are flung across the deck
and the sea salt stings your eyes,
but you wipe your face with a wet shirt sleeve
and no one seems to mind.
We have passed our final marker,
won't be too much longer now,
and the sunlight glints upon the swells
that break across the bow.

We have reached our destination,
drop anchor off the side.
You grab your gear and your buddy
for an hour is not much time.
As you fall into the water
you're enfolded by the sea,
And the silence rings around you
as you gaze upon Looe Key.

Quickly move out and downward;
there is so much here to find,
and the lecture of that morning
is vividly brought to mind,
The whistle blows, you surface
with your buddy by the hand,
then it's down once more beneath the swells
above the blue-white sand.

And all too soon our dive is through
it's time to take our leave.
We scramble back on board
all trading tales of what we've seen.
Stow your gear, wrap your towel around you
we'll soon be underway
with memories fond of the seas
until our final days.

The breeze is blowing' chilly
as we move in sight of land,
and you hope that if the weather holds
you can do it all again
when it's time to weigh the anchor,
pull away from Big Pine Key,
moving' out from our small harbor,
heading for the open sea.

 

 

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