Adonai loves Cistern Cay with troop 28
05 June 2015 | Cistern Cay
Birmingham Alabama troop 28 rocks out on Adonai this week. Heading south a ten mile sail to Sandy Cay one of the Bahamas beautiful marine conservation areas. The water is crystal clear and the colors a dance to your eye as the swell rolls in and out. This week is the return of troop 28 and we find them adventured filled and ready to go making for a fabulous team. Their appreciation of the natural beauty is spoken and an attitude of gratefulness and respect is modeled by each scout. Adult leadership plays a huge roll in the lives of our youth. Ted and I extend an enormous thank you for the men who are taking time out of their busy life to make a difference in the lives of these young men.
Sailing into Hope town to climb the stairs of the light house makes for a day on land , usually welcomed after being out and in the sea for such a period of time. Adonai is a 56 foot catamaran which is a large vessel, some how after having 22 people aboard she tends to shrink a bit which is a test of who we really are inside. The scouts have a lot of fun cooking and creating there meals and cleaning up which I find is a favorite for teenage boys. They learn to raised the sails ,tack and jibe, retrieve overboard hats underway, and when in port how to dive down after utensils and an occasional pot which try to float away.
This weeks catch was strong with our limit of conch fried up and delicious.With fishing lines out and persistence and enthusiasm fresh grouper was on the grill wrapped in spices rolled in butter and baked to perfection.
Only one rain day this week which allowed for the passion of cards initiating many smiles. Our last night out at sea was a sunny surprise after this full day of grey skies and rain. Cistern Cay is our stop with firewood blazing as the sunsets. Skits are performed on the beach pertaining to this weeks activities a fun time for all. The creativity of the scouts is really wonderful to see them express them selves and have so much laughter. Another great week at Bahamas Sea Base, I thank you to all who make this possible. Ted and I appreciate your efforts. gg