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.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
We set sail on Thursday afternoon after a morning of make ready and stow. Our friend Joseph the spearfisherman stopped by with one of his children and gave us three octopus and four lobster for lunch. Yum! The sail home was subject to contrary winds, squalls, and way too much motorsailing. We arrived in Marathon on the morning of July 4 and back in Naples the following morning. The schooner had been taking on water from an unknown source for the past three weeks and Shaquille and I took to Ft. Myers for a haulout on July 6th. I'll be driving up to the yard today to try and find the source of the intrusion and hopefully a quick fix. Attached are some pics from the past couple weeks. Thank you for all your prayers and support for this voyage, hope to hear from you soon! Capt. Bob
Posted by Star of the Sea at 5:10 AM