- 2022 Winter Voyage
Navigation class commenced after breakfast, followed by everyone packing up for our trip ashore. We landed at an idyllic beach complete with coconut palms and a palapa. After the obligatory coconut cracking, we were off on a trail that transected the island through the dense subtropical forest. We emerged onto the windward side beach, in awe of the expanse of soft sand and turquoise water. We walked north along the windward side of the island, and met up with the mates and our inflatable boat Thunderchief. From here we took half the group out to a reef for snorkeling. Lots of fish, corals and even a hawksbill sea turtle were spotted. While one group was out snorkeling, the other relaxed on the beach and swam. The next leg of our journey would bring us north along the beach, and then west back across to the leeward side of Manjack. By mid-afternoon, we were back at the beach where we started. We returned to Geronimo, and got underway for an anchorage at the north end of Green Turtle Cay. On the way Callie was busy in the galley making dough. We settled into our anchorage just before sunset, and not long after pizza emerged from the galley. We enjoyed dinner under the starry sky on deck.
Breakfast of bagels and smoked salmon, along with a fresh, spiral-cut pineapple, courtesy of Amelia, has just landed on the cockpit table. Plan is to stop at Green Turtle Cay for COVID tests, check out small island just south of us with an expansive sandbar, and then sail toward Treasure Cay to anchor and await a frontal passage.