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.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Homeward Bound






We got underway at Port Morgan and left the harbor under full sail. The trade winds had moderated enough for us to enjoy a 8-9 kt reach for the first part of the day. The afternoon rains gave way to a long night of lightning and rumbling. We passed the eastern point of Cuba around dinner time the second day and we were well into the Old Bahama Channel before the swell died.
David kept us well stocked in Dorado which were cooked several ways, the crews favorite being pan fried with blue cheese tatar sauce and lime! By the time we reached Cayo Lobo lighthouse off the coast of Cuba the wind was dying and we started the iron genoa and motorsailed all the way to the Florida Keys, crossing under the Channel 5 Bridge at 10:15 on July 13. Home port tomorrow!


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