Trouble…trouble…trouble…I got in trouble. My dad woke up before me to find dishes in the sink, which I was suppose to clean the day before. I forget to do my chores frequently and my dad lost his patience, I was sentenced to a full day of chores. Full day, meaning I didn’t get to do school. A little persuading and I got to work on school from 4:00-7:00.
The next day I was suppose to do another full day of chores but my parents agreed that as long as I learned my lesson, I could resume my normal schedule. Since I was freed from chores I spent the day trying to catch up on all the school I fell behind from the day before. Around lunch we had a guest arrive, my half-brother Jonah! While we waited for him to arrive via a tour boat from Great Exuma (we are still at Black Point, several miles North) we had drinks and stopped to get some fresh bread. We dinghied back to the boat, where he had a tour and got settled.
That night I dinghied all of us to Emerald Sunset bar for us to have some drinks and food. We played some BS with the cards that I packed in my bag. I got to drive the dinghy back as practice. I’m getting pretty good!
On Wednesday we all did our respective work and chores. Around lunch we went inland. My parents continued to work while Jonah and I walked to a reading spot my dad found last week. We sat there at this great little spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and for a little over an hour.
The next day was Valentine’s day. Everyone went to have breakfast at a restaurant on shore called Loraine’s. Granted the only reason we went is because they announced on the radio that they were serving guava pancakes. My dad is obsessed with guava! After breakfast, the rest of the day was like any other day until about 5:00 when my parents went in for a Valentine’s cocktail. Jonah and I were left to our own devices.
Jonah and I played on his computer, along with a round of chess…which I lost at. My parents returned late because they met another cruising family. They stayed for food at a restaurant we hadn’t been to yet, they said it was the best on the island. While my parents were away my dad gave my mom a heart patterned bracelet he payed me to make for him. She loved it.
On the fifteenth we went to a small island inhabited by iguanas on iguana island, I was seriously scared that they would attack me. I also swung on the side of our boat in a harness. This is the same thing I did on SV Hekla. That night we went onto land to the same restaurant my parents went the day before. My parents were right their food was the best.
On Saturday we moved to Staniel Cay again. We used our Code Zero sail for a couple of hours until we arrived. The wind was light so the water was nearly still and the view into the crystal clear water was amazing. We got to the island and enjoyed a delicious lunch of fish sandwiches and tacos. My favorite part was the mango daiquiri, though. We’ve had soda for far too long. My parents ran into Dan and Kika, the people from Sailing Uma on YouTube. We invited them to come to the boat for the next day. Jonah and I played some pool while parents talked and shopped. Overall, it was a great week.