Thursday, 28 February 2013

Back to the Cays and out turtles

Sunday into Monday 

Here we are, back in Tabago Cays again. Eventide, six pm, riding lights atop the masts begin to twinkle against a sunset that starts dark blue to red to orange and yellow, washes that flood into one another. Twinkle twinkle little lights a fermament fifty feet above a dark evening sea.

Our arrival at 14:00 hours the sun was high. We had sailed out of Bequia on Sunday, leaving at 10:07 and headed 210 degrees on a broad reach, port tack and compared to the Friday passage skimmed across the swells. Sun high, sea frowns, Cloud Nine knows where she is going under the helm of Skipper Patrick and First Officer Jilly who in turns take the big wheel.

Fresh fruit abounds 
We left the mooring in Bequia at 11:00 hours and with main and jib up were heading south. The wind made for a broad reach  heading 220 degrees. Twenty two nautical miles later we were back in  Tobago Cays.

This familiar place, marine park, a place of Turtles. We gained a confortable mooring close by one of the tiny islands  that completes the horseshoe reef. Across the day we were over the side several times with snorkle and fins. 

Returning after these swims we would aggregate our discoveries, Turtles, Rays, a Leopard Ray, Sargent Major fish, and Trunk fish.

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