Geronimo is a voyage of self-discovery. Student crew members discover the joys and challenges of life aboard a 69-foot cutter as they sail along one leg of a tour that in 2017-18 will take the boat along the eastern coast of the U.S., from Rhode Island to the Bahamas and back. As they live, learn and explore together, classmates discover what it truly means to be a crew.
At Anchor in the Bahamas
We are safely anchored off of New Bight in Cat Island. It was a great sail from Turks and Caicos to the Bahamas. We averaged over 8kts for the whole passage. The wind almost seemed to follow us around as we sailed on a starboard tack the entire trip.
Both nights were very clear and provided opportunities for star gazing and learning more about constellations and navigational stars. We were even still able to see the Southern Cross. There was also twinkling coming from the water as we passed large sections of bioluminescence that glowed as the tiny organisms were agitated by the ship’s hull.
Right now we are preparing for Sunday dinner. A tradition on ships where the crew puts on the cleanest of their clothes and gathers for a slightly more formal meal. This one being a little extra special as it’s Easter. With that said, all the crew of Geronimo wishes a Happy Easter to their friends and families back home and are sending warm Bahama’s greetings your way.
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