With beautiful winds from the east, we left Rock Sound and traveled west to the northern end of the Exumas, the most southern Bahama Islands.
We visited the Highbourne Cay docks with beautiful signage from faithful visitors,some friendly residents, and beautiful beaches.
At this beautiful island, they get visitors from more than just boats.
It was here we anchored out in the lee of the island and prepared for a windy few days.
Our anchor dragged twice, both times in the dark hours of the night. I give thanks that GOD never sleeps and our anchor alarm woke Rick both times for us to join our efforts and reset the boat in the midst of rain and wind. The red triangles are other boats which by His grace, both were spared any collision as the wind was coming from the “left.”
When the winds died down, we continued south in the Exumas and stopped at Shroud Cay.
We dinghied down many beautiful creeks
and stopped to explore many uninhabited mangrove islands.
Jon built a thatched hut
I found a little bit of love and added it to a pile of rocks
while Rick and Jon began to build their own towers
Jon’s tower represents the 13 years of milestones he has accomplished! Happy 13th Birthday to my last teenager and our great First Mate!!
Breakfast in bed is a family tradition
and fresh coconut cinnamon rolls are his favorite!!
Love watching this young man grow in wisdom, compassion, kindness and patience in the midst of his adventurous education and life!! Godspeed, Jonathan!
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— 1 Corinthians 2:9