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.
Green Turtle Cay
Our attempt to explore Manjack Cay on foot was thwarted by several species of insects - so we switched plans and spent the morning balanced between study hall and turtle tagging. Before lunch we were underway a few miles south to pick up a small power boat that we keep in The Bahamas and tow behind - Liquid Hoss. We anchored on the north end of Green Turtle Cay and set out on an adventure where we snorkeled on a wreck. We saw lots of fish and caught four lobsters that help supplement dinner. Bridgit rounded out her day of cooking by making pesto pasta, chicken, vegetables and lobster for dinner.
This morning we commenced the Junior Watch Officer (JWO) phase of our trip where the student crew assume a leadership role in running their watch. The mates and I take a step back and are their to support them if needed. Lily C. started off JWO by doing a great job sailing us off the anchor, followed by Celia sailing us up to the anchorage off of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. On the way we had a watch vs. watch "chase the buoy" competition, where each watch retrieved a floating object completely under sail and completely on their own. Both watches performed exceptionally well.
Over lunch we went in to explore town, then we headed off to feed some wading, but not swimming, pigs off of a small uninhabited island. We then did a little snorkeling where we picked up two more lobster and four conch, explored a sand bank and then zoomed back to Geronimo for a relaxing late afternoon. Our plan is to depart for Great Guana Cay tomorrow.
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