The most beautiful sail we’ve ever experienced since we started our sailing adventures! Today, we were sailing with our mainsail and genoa up! We switched off our engine for almost 30NM (nautical miles), and we started doing 5 to 6 knots which started from
4 knots before the big genoa sail up! ❤️
It seems like we’re learning more about our Empress after a month of sailing her! ⛵️ It’s a beautiful anchorage with clear water, but the best thing is having three sailboats here! So quiet and relaxing!
When we arrived, I cooked our lunch (just fried chicken wings), and I baked a chocolate cake because it’s our last day with our friend, Stuart of S/V Moonshadow! He’s sailing back North to the Bahamas while we’re now island hopping in South Bahamas to reach Turks & Caicos! We’ve been there before but it’s going to be the 3rd country to visit of our sailing Kitty cat (the USA, the Bahamas then Turks & Caicos) 🤩 Will make sure his pet passport will have a new stamp! Hehehe ❤️
More photos later of my sunset paddleboarding! ❤️
P.S We had a problem today; the gear shift cable came loose from the lever control just as we needed to start the engine to come into the anchor. It had slowly worked its way loose over the last eight months! Luckily it failed in forwarding gear so we could drive in slowly and anchor safely. Good thing our friend Diesel Don had shown Jonathan how to fix it before in Florida so we have gears again and can keep moving south tomorrow!
Paddleboarding in Calabash Bay, Galliot Cay in Long Island
Yesterday after I baked the chocolate cake, I decided I needed to shake the carbs.. Haha! So I went paddleboarding and unexpectedly watched the most beautiful sunset I’ve seen in the Bahamas! The sky was so clear and the clouds were just giving way for the big sun to go down! It’s just incredible watching it while floating on my paddleboard!🤗
Now appreciating more the nature and the sea!! ❤️ Thank you God ⛵️🙏❤️😍