Today we left right at 6:00 am from Weech’s bound for the Berry Islands. It was dead calm when we left building to a comfortable 12 knots of breeze for most of the 100 mile journey. Along the way, we dropped a couple of lines in the water and got some good hits. One was a huge fish that unfortunately got away. The wind decided at that moment to freshen up to about 20 knots, so it was hard to slow the boat down to reel in the fish. No matter though because soon after, Beckah reeled in a very nice Tuna that would feed us all quite generously that night.
We anchored in Great Harbor Cay, a large anchorage at the north of the Berry Islands. We dinghied ashore and explored the island, visiting the marina and exploring an abandoned hotel. We saw only a few people on the island – a very nice couple named Clife and Lillyette who had flown out there on their Piper airplane, and a couple from Covington, LA, of all places, aboard their powerboat in the marina.
Our shore excursion took longer than we had planned so we got back to our dinghy after dark. It was a bit of an ordeal shuttling people back to the boat in the dark, but we made it safely. During this operation, Tyler and Beckah cooked up the tuna and, upon our return with the final members of our crew, served it up along with delicious asparagus, mixed vegetables, and some other thing I can’t remember the name of (grain with pineapple). What a feast!!