How to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in this world is what New Horizons is all about. Please check out our website at We provide educational opportuinities for at-risk children in Southwest Florida. We are able to provide humanitarian aid to our Caribbean neighbors with our 68-foot cargo schooner, "Star of the Sea." The schooner is also used as a teaching tool for the "Call to Adventure" program that mentors young men at sea.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

34 days 6 hours 19 minutes

The rest of the trip home was your typical offshore sailing trip, squalls, no wind, too much wind, wind on the nose, perfect wind, good boat speed, turn on the engine boat speed, all the normal stuff. We did get to witness the lunar eclipse which was really cool and Zach got nailed at night by a flying fish! The closer we got to Florida the colder it became until on the last two nights we had on every piece of clothing that was aboard. We stopped in Marathon, Florida Keys for a quick 30 gallon gulp of fuel and from there it was a 22 hour beat into a northwest wind to reach Naples at 0619 on Christmas eve morning. I was very thankful to be home safe with family for Christmas and both Jay and Zach were able to make it home before the big airport shutdown. I can't thank all of you enough for your prayers on this voyage! I also want to thank Robert and Aliza Sparkman and HGL Dynamics for their financial sponsorship of this mission. Please feel free to call with any questions about the mission and as always we invite your participation in all of our ministry functions. Blessings Capt. Bob Nichols 12/30/2010

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