For several years, a funky sign near the Compo Beach Hillspoint Road jetty has pointed the way to “Fiona’s Disappearing Island.”
The “island” is the land that’s visible in low tide. When the tide comes in though, it’s like Atlantis.
No one knows who Fiona is. Supposedly, an inscription on the back of the sign refers to “a gypsy who loved the sea.” (It’s pretty high up — presumably to thwart thieves. Yao Ming would find it hard to read the back.)
But a thief struck anyway. Today, someone noticed the sign was gone.
Folks in the know say it’s been stolen before.
And, they say, just like Fiona’s disappearing island, her sign reappears — each time more lovely than before.