Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Marvelous Crossing

Lake Worth, FL to Great Harbour Cay, The Berry Islands
January 6-7, 2015

First sunrise in the Bahamas
What a marvelous night for a crossing! Every time is different, and we’ll probably never see another like this one. We arrived safely in Great Harbour Cay, the Berry Islands, after an unusually calm and gentle journey. At the beginning, leftover wind waves in the Gulf Stream had lasted  until around sunset. Then the wind and waves laid down and overnight the ocean turned to glass. The moonrise began like the haze of city lights on the horizon. Then it made its appearance as an orange ball behind lacy low-lying clouds. High in the sky, the full moon lit cloud edges and waves in soft, luminous shades of gray. Keith even saw multiple jumping gray
The cut into the very protected harbor
dolphins on one of his watches. The night might have felt eerie if it hadn't been so bright and alive, so full of God's presence. It was so still it felt otherworldly—which, in some way, it was.

Yesterday afternoon we walked on the beautiful beach on the east side of the island and took a swim in the ocean. The water was chilly at first, but refreshing!

Almost to the beach...
We're happy and relieved to have the big jump behind us and be in the Bahamas. Where it’s almost always better!
Mo, Carly, and George, our buddy-boaters for the crossing

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