- 2021 Winter Voyage
Entry from 2/27/21
Our departure from Cape Eleuthera marked the start of Junior Watch Officer phase (JWO) aboard Geronimo. As JWO, the student in charge leads the sailing maneuvers and makes the navigation decisions during their watch. I am very pleased to share that Meredith, Sarah Quinn, and Cordelia, our first three JWOs, successful sailed Geronimo from Cape Eleuthera to Warderick Wells without consulting the GPS. They used visual fixes and deduced reckoning to keep up with our location during the 30 nm journey and brought us precisely to Warderick Well Cut. This morning, Pippa sailed Geronimo off the anchor at Pipe Cay and Hollis brought us back onto the anchor here at Shroud Cay.
Since arriving to the Exumas, we have been spending most of our time, when not sailing, in the water. We have had three great snorkeling outings swimming around healthy coral reefs. Today we also had the opportunity to visit Driftwood Beach on Shroud Cay. This is one of my favorite spots in the Exumas. A tidal creek links the east and west side of the cay with this beach at the eastern shore. The current races through this waterway and the students enjoyed jumping in and drifting down-river. Tomorrow morning, we hope to squeeze one more adventure in before departing the Exumas for Chub Cay, located at the southern end of the Berry Islands.