A rainy date
04 June 2022 | Marsh Harbor Bahamas
Gail Gordon | Rain
An adventurous week was had as Viento Azul hosted Sea Scout Crew 2332 from Columbus Ohio. Our travels around the Sea of Abaco started out quite rocky and wet and continued on.
However that did not slow this wonderful group down one bit.
Reef exploring was a favorite. We found the reefs full of sea life despite the hard hit of Dorian . The fish life was abundant and healthy. I was surprised by a grand daddy of a lobster hanging out on the reef. My favorite moment was when I spotted a turtle wedged in the rocks and I was able to say hello and feel the hardness of his shell. The scouts loved the rays often buried in the sand below. The biggest joy moment is when the dolphins become curious and swam over to Viento Azul. The sea fans and soft corals were brilliant in color as they swayed with the movement of the ocean. The hard coral beneath showed signs of suffering from Dorian close to three years ago. However there was much scattered growth of brain coral, stag horn coral and other colorful healthy coral decorating the reef like a Christmas tree.
On land we found a baby chicken who was abandoned and in need of some love. Aboard he came but unfortunately did not make it through the night. All of God’s tiny creatures are of value. The blessing came the next day when God sent a tiny little fish to be our snorkel pilot out on the reef for the afternoon. He was hard to say good bye to but the fish belongs in the sea not on board.
The fishermen had a great catch of mutton snapper filling the grill for two nights. It was joy to the heart and joy to the stomach. You should have seen the ones that got away !
Our last night out to sea the sky cleared and the stars shone a carpet of delight painted across the heavens declaring the glory of God. As our week came to a close a tropical depression was brewing down in the Yucatan. Our crew was able to fly out prior to the wind and rain arriving the Abaco’s.
Tucked in safe at the Conch in Marina we are rocking away with high high winds measured at 42. As the sun goes down over Marsh Harbor on June 4, 2022 conditions are expected to lessen. Tomorrow will be a new day so let’s give God a mighty praise.