Theo brought out the maps and showed us where we were going for the next two days - all subject to what the weather turns out to be. After breakfast the sails were hoisted and we were off to Green Cay.
The middle of the channel had some large swells which were fun when I could see them coming. So I stood up and look where we were going. There are several places to sit outside on the boat. The main area is in the back with the outdoor table. If the seats had back support it would be perfect, but then the supports would get in the way of the cranks for the sails. From this spot you can not see the bow of the boat or where you are going, or what waves are about to hit you. It is a nice seat though because it keeps you out of the sun. In the same area you can stand up on the side and lean against the deck and see things - one of our favorite hangouts. Up front there is a stair used when hoisting the sails. It is perfect for two people to sit. But of course is in full sun. Also up front and in full sun are the trampolines. They are great if you want to lie down.
After snorkeling we walked around the cay. One side of it has a single tall palm growing out of the sand which is really quite lovely. In addition someone had planted another palm and it was just a couple of feet high.
We ate a nice lunch back at the boat, of salad and hamburgers. By the time we left there were quite a few sailboats anchored off the island. I'm glad we had our peaceful time there early.
We debated what we should do this afternoon. Should we go for a hike? Or should we snorkel? It was sunny and hot so I decided snorkeling this afternoon and tomorrow morning we would take a hike and hopefully it would be cooler.
Once back at the boat we decided to play a game, Starship Catan. Joel brought a lot of games, but this is the first time we've really had a chance. We couldn't play outside since the wind was too strong. So we set up inside. At the end Joel declared that he won and then I counted up my points. It turned out that I had already won I just wasn't paying enough attention.
Then we had a nice dinner of pasta and chicken, slightly spiced. Ursula gave us way more than we could eat. So far this has been pretty typical. We are not great eaters. I think it is driving her crazy though. After dinner she brought out dessert - brownies. But of course neither of us could finish them. I think the heat is also making us not as hungry. I'm much hungrier than normal in the morning and never hungry at dinner time.
As the sun went down, Joel tried taking photos of it. Hopefully they will come out.
After it got dark I went up front and lay down on the trampolines to watch the stars come out. There were quite a few clouds so I didn't see too many stars.
Joel and I were beat so went to our cabin and read a while before sleeping.
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