- 2020 Winter Voyage
Our final day underway we had nearly perfect conditions. Liam was the JWO sailing us off the anchor with Kate at the helm, they both did a great job dodging coral heads and sailing our way out to deeper water. Sion took over the watch and tacked us close to Cape Eleuthera. As we closed in our final destination, we gave each watch an opportunity to "chase the buoy" - that is retrieve a floating object over the side, completely under sail. They stepped up to the challenge and all three watches were successful. Soon after we sailed up to the entrance to Cape Eleuthera and struck sail at the entrance. Michael was at the helm guiding us into the marina and up to the dock. Once alongside with Geronimo situated at the dock, the crew took their marine science final exam. The balance of the day was spent taking showers, going for a run or relaxing on board.
This morning we spent some time cleaning Geronimo - what we call "field day" on board. Mid-morning we loaded up two vehicles and set out to explore Eleuthera. Our first stop was the boiling hole cave, then into Rock Sound, lunch at Winding Bay beach and a trip up to Governor's Harbour. On our way back south, we made at stop Ocean Hole, then continued back to the Cape Eleuthera marina for showers, followed by dinner out and closing activities on board. Plan is to depart early morning for the airport. Hard to believe our trip is coming to and end, I have enjoyed sailing with such an engaged and enthusiastic crew the past several weeks.