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.
Exploring Great Abaco
Before Tropical Storm Philippe was upon us, we took advantage of our time in port and had a great day exploring Great Abaco on a road trip yesterday. With our two rental cars we made it to the southern end of the island at Sandy Point, stopped by Little Harbour, searched for a blue hole, made a stop in Marsh Harbour for groceries and then eventually found a blue hole. Everyone jumped in the freshwater and enjoyed a nice swim before returning to Geronimo to make last-minute storm preparations. After taking care of the boat we went out to dinner at the marina's restaurant.
After much preparation for potentially strong tropical storm force or higher winds, it appears that we had a little luck on our side and T.S. Philippe tracked a little further west than was initially forecast. We are just on the edge of the tropical storm force wind field and the system is tracking north of us quickly.
Katherine made scrambled eggs (some with lobster) and oatmeal for breakfast to start out our day, after a late wake-up. The plan for the day is to take advantage of the windy, squally weather and get some schoolwork done. We will be here all day as the weather blows through and then depart in the early morning on the tide.
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