I should have mentioned in my last post, that even after hearing that there were 3 gray reefs circling the boat, I did get in the water. Of course, that was after Cheryle had been snorkeling and let me know that the last one had dropped down the wall. I even gave my fins and mask to TC and Cheryle and attempted to surf. I didn't catch any waves, but I paddled around, practiced sitting up and turning on the board, etc. The waves looked big, but they were mellow. However, up close, they do not look so mellow.
Yesterday evening, we arrived at Edjell Island. Paul convinced everyone to jump in the water at 6 PM. It was a beautiful snorkel, even without sunlight (a front had just passed and blocked the sun). We saw a nurse shark, a small black tip shark, a spotted eagle ray, and big puffer fish. Gary and Cheryle also saw a stingray in the sand, and then Paul saw what he thinks is an opah. We all said it would be nice to snorkel in the morning.
Too bad we woke up to the perfect storm. Not really, but lots of wind. If you've ever been our boat when the winds are high, you know that our wind generator sometimes makes a Chewbacca-esque noise. Well, let's just say Chewbacca sounds very angry. We've already dragged anchor once, but don't worry, we anchored again safely. Plus, we were given another chance to appreciate our windlass. Instead of heading further south this AM, we'll probably just stay put. It'll be more comfortable.
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