Bahamas day two 6/9/13

A stiff east wind was still blowing this morning so we decided to do some sailing. I mean why not, we do have a sail boat. Plus it was great considering we motored all the way here. We sailed south from where we anchored and enjoyed a steady beam reach. Captain Mark gave us lots of instruction on sail trim and points of sail. More of a refresher really, but very much appreciated. I think I may have those Lazy Jacks figured out now. We ducked into Honeymoon Bay and on Gun Cay (pronounced “key”) and dropped anchor for some lunch and recreation. We all jumped in with our snorkel gear and watched the rays swimming around below us.

20130610-221738.jpgAfter lunch we motored over to Cat Cay. (again pronounced, key) Kylan navigated Stray Catz through the narrow tricky passage between the two islands like a champ. We stopped in at Cat Cay to enjoy some conch fritters. While there we saw a rather large iguana who when startled jumped off the dock into the water and swam off underwater with amazing speed and finesse. I had no idea iguanas were just as capable underwater as they are on land.

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We then headed back to our anchor spot under jib alone. Due to the ocean currents, we sailed just as fast under one sail back as we did with two sails on the way down.

We finally finished off our day watching the sunset on another beautiful day.

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