After our wonderful visit to Spanish Wells, we began our trip homeward. God blessed us with a 5 day weather window and we enjoyed 3 days of sweet travel. Before leaving, we anchored at Egg Island
enjoying a beautiful day in the water.
The boys did their “workouts”
climbing up the anchor line
to the bow of the boatThen they choreographed a jump back in…and Katherine was right behind them.
A beautiful last day!
Our first day of travel home started with a beautiful smile from heaven and the God who keeps His promises.
We headed NW with the wind on our stern to the Berry Islands and stayed for the night at Great Harbor Cay.
Next day we continued NW with following seas and the wind still behind us (increased our speed just a little) to Blue Marlin Cove Marina just south of West End. We arrived the same night as all the other fishermen for their annual Fish Fry. People and noise, mosquitos and no see ums galore, and heat, humidity, and our AC’s going out made it the worst night’s sleep of our entire trip…. But GOD!! I love how He knows our needs before we even ask for help…. We departed early the next morning and opened all the windows for fresh air to come in and for the bugs to go out.
We set our bearing at 305 degrees (WNW) for Ft. Pierce, FL.
Fresh air came in, but the bugs that were throughout the entire boat did not go out. This is where God sent us help. Forty miles from Florida,
“Everett” came aboard. This little yellow warbler
flew through the windows of the boat, then came back again and rested in the bridge where we all were.
He had an injured wing and how he was able to fly 40 miles from shore, by himself, with a damaged wing and no place to land is beyond me. He rested happily.
We offered him crackers but his eyes took no notice of them…they were on something else…
He made his way through the entire boat, with Jonathan as his escort, and enjoyed almost every bug that we didn’t….for the last 5 hours of our crossing. What a gift he was to us, and it seems that we were the same to him. His tired wings were rested and his hungry tummy was happy.
We arrived at Ft. Pierce at 5:30pm where we quickly made our way to customs before their 6:00 closing time on Sunday. Whew! We then celebrated Katherine’s 16th birthday at Seoul Garden for a Korean meal, the desire of her heart…even with silly brothers!
She had the joy and privilege of meeting the owner and I will tell you more of what God is doing in Katherine’s life in another blog soon. 🙂
The next 2 days were awesome for travel up the ICW back to our present “home” in Palm Coast, Florida. Our trip in the Bahamas was shorter than expected, but perfect none the less.
Our life on the boat is still simple, yet amazing.
We are so thankful that the LORD makes our steps firm…even on the water!