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.
Red Sand Beaches
We departed Nova Scotia with winds from the south setting us up for a quick sail over to Prince Edward Island. Mac was on the helm as we sailed underneath the Confederation Bridge which links PEI to New Brunswick. This 8 mile bridge is an imposing sight, especially at night and it was a thrill to pass beneath it under sail. At midnight we entered Summerside channel, Krysten at the helm used the buoys to pilot the channel and Natalie and Kenta took in sail.
During the two days we’ve been here we’ve tried to take in as much of the island as possible. Yesterday we drove to the north coast to walk along the red sand beaches and cliffs PEI is famous for. We also took time to learn about the community’s farm and fishing industries and tested our bowling skills at 5 pin bowling. Last night in celebration of the Fourth of July we invited the crew of Atyla over for a BBQ. Atyla’s crew is made up of young adults from all over the world and it was great to have this cultural exchange and share this American holiday with them.
Later today we will make ready to get underway and head to the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of the St Lawerence. The wind is predicated to be light today but building. I anticipate we’ll be in this next port of call in two days time.
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