March 19, 2022
Jinhee left this morning heading out to important meetings on the other side of the world. I took the opportunity of being tied to a dock to get out for a bike ride (both yesterday and today, about 100km in total) and then moved the boat back out of Marsh Harbour at close to high tide.
I was a bit lucky to run into Captain Adam Rees before I left. If you remember my last post, I was commenting on the monster Nordhavn anchored beside me on Thursday night. Adam is the captain of Ammonite, and at high tide on Friday, he pulled into a dock just down from us with that Nordhavn 76. (And to think I was worried about depth!).
He agreed to give me a tour of Ammonite once his guests had departed. I didn’t want to wait, so I took Home Free out to anchor and dinghied back in for the tour, but I am glad I did. What a beautiful boat. Way too big for anything we would ever need (or be able to afford) although apparently the prior owner single handed the boat. That is amazing. I will put up a better review of Ammonite soon.
At the end of the afternoon, I decided to go for a swim and went back to the little reef.
About a decade ago I purchased a GoPro camera, and up until today, I have never really used it. It’s pretty outdated, but it is an underwater camera, so I keep it on board. At first I wasn’t able to charge it, then it wouldn’t turn on, it certainly isn’t connecting to my phone with bluetooth. Today though for some strange reason, it started to work! The point is that now I have a rudimentary camera to take underwater photos.
My swim was more exciting just because I can share some of this with others.
The first picture is the most interesting because it has a hidden fish. Check this out . . .
Do you see it? Here is the closeup … I have no idea what it is, but I am still totally fascinated.
Here are a bunch more. I hope they show up well however you view them.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find the turtles that Jinhee and I spotted on our last swim at the reef, but I will find some another day and now that I have a working camera, I am pretty excited to find some!
Starting tomorrow I will head back out to the outer islands where there are fewer people, clearer water, hopefully, and enjoy the privacy offered by these secluded beaches and anchorages. Originally I thought I might head to the Berry islands, but I think I will stay up here in the North parts as I will likely be heading back to Florida sooner than originally planned due to scheduling issues.