Sunday was a busy day that started with Courtland sailing us over to an anchorage by Cistern Rock under jib alone. It was a quick trip, and upon arrival the crew sat down to take the Marine Science final exam. After the exam, we went ashore to a nice sandy beach and went for a snorkel on the reef fringing Cistern Rock. Along the way we saw a few sea turtles, one of them with our tags. A team effort - led by Maddy and Charlotte - amazingly swam after and captured two green sea turtles. Not an easy thing to do. We measured, weighed and tagged the turtles, then released them. Back on board, we set the mainsail for the last time and William sailed us off the anchor and on our way to meet our harbor pilot, Woody, who would guide us through the Devil's Backbone reef. Carly was at the helm, of course, steering us through this intricate reef. Once clear of Spanish Wells we set full sail and had our final passage 40 nautical miles down to Nassau. After sunset, the glow of the city brought us to the entrance - where William (with Carly again at the helm!), called harbor control on the radio and guided us into Nassau harbor. We arrived to our dock in the late evening.
Our final full day was spent packing, doing a very thorough cleaning of Geronimo above and below deck (the crew did an impressive job!), then a dip in the pool, showers, dinner out, ice cream and a walk through the Atlantis aquariums. We wrapped up the evening with an activity to help us consider our amazing accomplishment of sailing over 2000 nautical miles down the coast.