Blue Water Surrender Adventures on the Sea of Abaco with Littleton Colorado
26 May 2017 | Marsh Harbor
This weeks Blue Water Surrender Adventures on the Sea of Abaco in the Bahamas is full of surprises. The first being a wonderful group from Littleton Colorado, Boy Scout Troop 685 which includes one brave mom. Also joining in is a father and son from San Diego California troop 765. Our normal group of 20 is14 this week leaving extra room and plenty of food which is a necessity with teenage boys.
Fun and adventure is what these Boy Scouts come for as they board sailing vessel Adonai. They are eager, energetic and ready to go which continues as we sail out of port and head out to sea. They are wide eyed and full of wonder.
Calm sunny skies change to seas filled with white caps. The wind fills our sails carrying us across the crystal clear waters to bountiful and beautiful coral reefs. The boys snorkeling about with sharks and turtles, colorful fish, rays and conch are the wonders below.
With some true fishermen aboard he head out to the deep blue open ocean trolling the weed line. The lines spin out a beautiful sound to man causing a herd of scouts to race to reel in the lines. Success! Two tunas are cast into the cooler. While inside the sea of Abaco mutton snapper is the catch . All of these delicious fish make for a fine addition to evening meals. If this is not satisfying to your appetite the fresh conch is. For the vegetarians in the group fresh coconut cracked open on the salty rocks will fill your palette with an even greater delight. Its a bit of a work out but worth it.
While off shore dingy decides to break free and I fell very blessed because a scout heard the rope break. Its a long ways to Africa and that is where dingy was headed and would be very hard to find in the vast ocean. For some reason this week dingy desired to be free. While in the harbor of North Guana she broke free again causing captain to go for a swim. Needless to say this week we have new line for dingy and breaking free will not be so easy!
Now have you ever seen a fire walk on water? This week with an extreme high tide our end of the week celebration cook out on our special tucked away island secluded form the rest of the world was water deep. Build the blaze high enough and your base of fire can be submerged. Wonders never cease.
Lighten filled skies come up quick at night and when they hit the wind can grab hold and spin you around before you can count to six. The anchor dragged fast and before you knew it Adonai was aground. I am thankful to God for a sandbar this week which stopped Adonai in the pelting down rain and howling winds filled with electricity. I thought of Jesus who calms the seas and eventually the storm passed. Two hours later with a rising tide we were free and floating once again. All is well that ends well.
Its always an adventure on board as we share a week with the scouts in hopes they bring hope a treasure in their heart which will last an eternity, for even the stars in the sky declare the glory of God.