Adonai with Scouts on the Sea " Dublin Ohio troop 299"
16 June 2017 | Marsh Harbor
Sunny / gg
Dublin Ohio Troop 299 arrives after pulling an all nighter but still is ready to go! We head out and anchor in the dark off of Matt Lowe Cay. A private island beautifully developed by an investor with white beaches and palm trees a ten acre private island of the Caribbean. Amazing beauty exudes herself from the very beginning.
14 scouts 7 men and one brave mom all covered in layers of sunscreen as the tropical sun blazes down. The wind switched back around to the east making for a refreshing still warm yet cool island breeze perfect for sailing. No rain giving a wonderful uninterrupted nights under the glorious stars as you stretch out on the blue trampolines on the bow of Adonai.
White butterflies are swerving and fluttering around the decks , barracuda have the attention on the reef and give a thrill on the line. White lilies with a sweet fragrance are scattered under the coconut palms in full bloom after last weeks rain and the green in the trees radiate the light piercing down through clear skies. Turtles are popping their heads out to take a fresh breath before they plunge down below to munch on turtle grass . So much life is showing off this week! On the bottom of the sea stretched out like a cowboy hat acting like a vacuum is a grey ray with a hitchhiker on his back wearing a black suit holding on for a free ride and lunch. Large mutton are swimming around the reef on the outer edges which will light up the eyes of any man or woman with a spear.
Looking up to the surface giant orange buoys with bright yellow lines are drifting in the current all lined up in a row. Out in the distance someone is not paying attention as the 40 foot mono hull comes to a dead stop. I can hear the sound of crunch, crunch. Not a good day for someone with the reef and the boat crushing each other. Thankfully in a short time the boat was underway and moving happily across the water. Prayerfully the reef has minimal damage and will recover with out any loss herself. It is very unfortunate but accidents do happen in this life.
Coming in the channel from North Guana a dolphin is seen at play out in the distant. This is always a welcomed beautiful uplifting sight. We as humans gravitate towards certain species with such love flowing out of our hearts for them. Thank you God for these special creatures which give so much love and happiness to people just from a glimpse.
Afternoons is time for dueling card games at dueling tables. Scouts love to interact with cards. The shouts of cheers and laughter and endless fun and heard for miles . A simple deck of cards is replacing the need for electronic stimulation. A life unplugged for a moment is a beautiful thing!
Lester showed up at Barge City and is now a legend . He is a very friendly remora, three feet in length who is enjoying swimming with the scouts. Lester is so excited to have company at the barge. Unfortunately he swallowed a baited hook. Our hope is he survives. All are devastated at the thought of him resting in peace. Hooks rust quickly in salt environments and I am confident Lester will be back to play real soon.
20 new names with 20 new faces and 20 new smiles. We sailed for miles the Sea of Abaco being so grand allowing us to visit her lands. May our lives be full of roses as we continue to smile and explore life blessed by mighty God who is, with out a doubt Mighty God.