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
Inagua to the south side of Haiti
At first light weather conditions had moderated a bit and we were underway by 0700. We had a sporty ride down to the entrance of the windward passage highlighted by David's short battle with a marlin. Our 50 lb test line was no match for this king of the ocean, in my old line of work we would have called this a Zinnng Poww, that's what it sounds like anyway! The prevailing swell found it's way far into the bight of Haiti so we had a rollee night at best. By the following midday we had worked down to Cape Tiburon on the South arm of Haiti. Rounding the corner it was back to bashing to windward against the trade winds. At Point Grotueax I took over the helm from a tired crewman and tacked over on a course for lle a vache.
Posted by Captain Bob at 1:16 PM