Yesterday morning came with a beautiful sunrise and greetings from several sea turtles. We had anchor right outside the main bay behind a small sandbar off Treasure Cay. The water was alive with these beautiful creatures as they floated along the crystal clear waters harvesting their breakfast. As they surfaced their small heads would turn towards us as if inviting us for a swim. The light was sparkling across the water like diamonds and the only sound was the gentle break over the sandbar. Reluctantly, we pulled up anchor, opened up the jib and sailed away to see what other treasures awaited us.
I must tell you that we actually sailed with the wind…..it was a beautiful thing. We had both sails out with the motor off! It was so incredibly peaceful (not to mention fuel efficient). We are slowly learning how to harness this energy with much practice and even more patients…Sailing is most definitely about enjoying the adventure and not worrying if you will ever make it to your destination by sunset. You have to be ready to see where God takes you and willing to anchor off the charts. That’s what makes this whole trip more exciting!
We could see ribbons of color across the water of aqua, green, blue and teal. The bottom lays before you as if looking through clear class with big beautiful orange & red sea stars smiling up towards the sun. I could spend hours & hours swimming in these waters never tiring of the under water beauty. Hoping to commit to memory the marvels that the Lord has produced here.
As we head back towards Man-O-War Cay a cold front comes through forcing us to turn around rather than face the huge swells that could cause us to bottom out where the crossing is only 5 feet deep. As we make our turn 7 dolphins ride the surf with us on the following sea leading us back to safety. I tried to capture them swimming along our bow…I now wish I had shot a video. It was so incredible that I had a hard time looking away long enough to run for my camera.
It still blows my mind….that this is our life, even if it all ended today….it’s been amazing.