February 22nd was spent reading and playing games. We played some BS at night and read our own books as well as doing schoolwork.
The next day we sailed! We had to get up super early so that we catch the tides to move from Farmer’s Cay to Rudder Cut Cay. I was so tired! We finally arrived at the island and celebrated by having a WWMOABD (Why We Moved Onto A Boat Day), we swam, floated, and read. My dad used our floaties to connect to a rope in order to not float away, he was all setup with a floating drink and sunglasses. I spent most of the time swimming up until my dad went up to read with my mom, at that point I took his spot.
Later that day we checked out the area on our dinghy to find places to fish and swim for the next day.
On Sunday I woke up to a yummy breakfast of biscuits, gravy, and bacon. Yum! It didn’t take long before everyone was in our dinghy prepared to go and swim. We dinghied a little away until we reached a cut with an island where we saw coral that we thought would hold delicious lobster. We were wrong, while it was a beautiful area with loads of fish and coral, my dad was unable to get his hands on food. Though the view made up for it in my opinion, there were angelfish that were yellow and black, grunts, a stingray as large as I am, and coral 5 feet high. My mom even found a shell to add to our collection.
After about an hour of swimming in that area we moved to another area where only my dad swam, he had to get out though because a six foot barracuda was chasing him. When he joined us in the dinghy we set out for our final destination, a piano and mermaid David Copperfield placed in the water. This was the point when we really wished we had an underwater camera.
The next day I woke up to sleepy people who woke about 2 hours before me at 5:00. Everyone besides me had woken up in order to sail to Georgetown. My mom realized I had woken up so she pulled out Oscar ballots that we had all voted who we thought would win. I got 2nd place, Jonah got 3rd, my dad got 4th and my mom won. My mom had first pick for candy, I had second and so on.
Before we arrived we passed SV Hekla heading the other direction. It took us a while to realize it was them but once we saw the yellow hulls there was no mistaking it. In passing we secured the time when the would be at the same marina as us, next Tuesday.
To celebrate our arrival we went ashore to a bar called Chat n Chill where I had a banana daiquiri and my parents had drinks.
The next two days were spent doing school and work, nothing that different.
On Thursday we heard on the radio that kids were invited to bring board games to play with each other at Chat n Chill, so that’s what my mom, Jonah, and I did that afternoon. Most of the kids there were around 8 years old until a girl named Nele (I think that’s how you spell it) came who was also 12; she is from Germany and lives aboard their boat. She and I played multiple rounds of the game she brought, only stopping when we climbed a tree to swing on a rope or get a sprite. After two hours I left and headed home. It was a VERY busy week.