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 www.newhorizonsofswfl.org 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.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Cargo loading, Great Inagua
We arrived at 0430 and dropped anchor for a bit of sleep before entering the port to load the food bound for Haiti. You'll remember from the last voyage in December 2010 that this is the harbor with the terrible surge and all the dock lines that we snapped. Summer weather patterns are quite different from the winter and we had no problems with surge while moored here. Word gets around an island quickly and we weren't tied up for more than 30 minutes before Brother Carl found me and once again helped with the customs transshipment bond. Morton Salt Bahamas again donated the use of their equipment to transport from the customs warehouse to the dock. A Bahamian by the name of Micheal from Andros Island stopped by and helped hand load the 7 tons of cargo bound for lle a vache. Just as we were finishing our loading we saw the mailboat on the horizon and we tightened the after springline so she wouldn't clip our bowsprit on her way into the same little harbor. As you can see in the picture there is only room for two vessels on the concrete wall (barely). Cargo loading complete I purchased some diesel at $7.35 a gallon........
and started looking at a weather plan for our Windward Passage leg.
Posted by Captain Bob at 11:53 AM