Happy March! This week started on the first of March. This Friday was like any other day of the week, meaning that we all did our business, like me doing school and my parents doing their work. That afternoon my mom and I went to a restaurant called Chat N’ Chill for a little so we could have some drinks, when we left the restaurant my dad and Jonah replaced us. While the boys were gone I started making my first meal on the boat. Meatloaf! By the time the boys got back there was only thirty minutes left… or so we thought.
It ended up that I used our instant pot wrong, seeing as it was my first time using it. Oops! We thought it was broken because my dad had dropped it a few days before, but no. After two wrong attempts at using the machine my dad finally realized that I was using it wrong and fixed it so we could eat at last! So basically what could have been a 45 minute meal, took two hours.
On Saturday we discovered. We spent the day walking around Georgetown. We found a mini farmer’s market that had three booths. I wanted the honeycomb one of the booths was selling, but no it was too expensive. After that we walked up and down the streets checking out bars and restaurants. We found a restaurant called Choppy’s but decided to go there later that night when they supposedly had live music. * Instead we had drinks at a little bar on the road.
The next day was probably the best time I’ve had on the boat yet. Sometime in the early morning my dad shouted for us to come up to the bow because there were dolphins! The dolphins kept circling back to our hulls so out of impulse my dad jumped in, without any goggles, flippers, or a snorkel. He expected to swim with them for approximately 8 seconds but instead they circled around our boat and started following him.
My dad had climbed out of the water and grabbed the closest set of goggles and snorkel that he could so he could continue to swim with them, when they continued to stay he came up to get his flippers. It was a big surprise when the dolphins stayed for an hour and a half! During which time I was able to change out of my pajamas and put on a swimsuit to join them. All four of us (Jonah, my mom, my dad, and I) took turns swimming with them 2-3 at a time so at least one person could document the craziness.
Every time we thought they were leaving when they swam away, we would turn back to the boat and swim, only to hear the person documenting yell “They’re coming back!”. It was so much fun! They preferred when a person had flippers probably because it makes us more like them, but they would hover near you if you wore them. Near the end, the dolphins started getting really playful and started copying whatever we did. So if my dad tilted his head to the right, the dolphin would also tilt his head to the right. It was adorable!
Following the incredible dolphin adventure we went to the beach to continue our already amazing day. We used this time to swim, have drinks, and read. While we swam my mom found a starfish! Later that night we had drinks and a snack at Chat N’ Chill to end our wonderful day!
On Monday (March Fourth) we moved our boat to Emerald Bay Marina. I was so excited for two reasons. The first reason I was excited was because we would get air conditioning, warm showers, and multiple pieces of toilet paper, these are things that you forget to be grateful for. The second reason I was excited was because when we entered I saw the boat Hekla in the marina. The rest of the day I did school, my dad worked as did my mom.
On Tuesday we all did our separate work and had an ordinary working boat day. The most entertaining thing to happen was that after midday my mom and dad went down to the beach to work instead of staying at the boat.
The next day was an exact mirror, not including my parents going to the beach. That night, however, we went to a restaurant to have a nice, decent meal for dinner. The restaurant was on the beach so my parents already had some food from it the day before. It was peaceful and I’m pretty sure everyone but my mom appreciated the rule we made for the night: no pictures.
On Thursday, my dad and Jonah left. The two of them caught separate planes from the airport, my dad going to Australia for work and Jonah going back to the states to see his friends before school starts again. After they left, my mom and I did our chores and work/school until dinner time when we were hoping to get a pizza, it didn’t happen. Nevertheless we ate at the restaurant we are at with my dad and Jonah the day before.
*They lied, there was no live music*