While anchored at Cambridge Cay, our weather forecasting models showed bad weather was coming, so we moved to a mooring ball to ride out the storm. Here is a picture of S/V Mahi, taken by Bruce McWhirter, M/Y Felix. This is the first time to grab a mooring ball on our trip.
While waiting for weather to change, we decided to hunt for a pirate treasure geocache left in April by another cruising family boat, S/V Paisley. This was fun activity to do. Basically, you have clues and GPS coordinates in order to find the cache. You take something, leave something, and include your boat card.
I decided to leave one of my peyote beaded bracelets as our added treasure. We took a boat card from S/V Paisley, along with a bottle opener. Once finished, we carefully placed the cache back and piled the rocks back on it.
While at this island near O’Brien Cay, we swam, snorkeled and found a live helmet shell, which we left alone. Here it is as viewed through the “Look” Bucket.
This area is part of the Exuma Land and Sea Park, so no taking of any shells, live or dead. It is illegal to collect any specimens.
The storm hit with a vengeance early the next morning. I was able to take a picture of friend boat, M/Y Felix, and the sky behind this beautiful catamaran, just before the wind and rain hit.
The weather system was very strong, and a mooring ball with a megayacht on it broke free during the storm, causing some excitement nearby. We could hear them on the radio. We had two friend boats moored next to us on either side (M/Y Felix and S/V Tryst Two) and everyone weathered this storm just fine.
Neil, a friend of ours, just happens to be a private megayacht captain and was working nearby. We were happy that he was able to take some time off to come visit us aboard Mahi. Joe, Ethan and I so enjoyed seeing him and catching up. A bottle of wine was shared among good friends.
Tomorrow’s adventure involves heading south to Staniel Cay, home to the swimming pigs.