We were moored up for the night at Queens Caye, with a squall coming through. While we were enjoying dinner on board Stess, in passing, JR questioned whether our sister boat, Ocean Dreams, was moving. I calmly replied that it just looked that way, but it was just all the movement of the waves and turning on the mooring. But JR became progressively more insistent, until it became, “Missy!! That boat is moving!!!” As Tadd rushed over to hail them on the radio, it jumped to life with Capt. Nick’s voice… “Stess, Stess, Stess… this is Ocean Dreams.”
It turned out that, while dealing with a bunch of seasick guests and trying to serve dinner to those people not suffering, OD was bouncing around in the big waves out on an outer mooring. With everything going on they didn’t notice when the mooring line gave out from the sea floor and they began drifting. Sadly, they were close to a piece of reef and were on top of it before they knew it… bang!!! The sound of it apparently reverberated throughout the yacht.
The pictures are out of order, sorry about that. Here are our guests for the week, after we transferred the guests of Ocean Dreams on board and returned them to shore.
Now here are pictures of “the rescued” on the morning after…….
Our guests made everyone feel welcome, helped them dry off and cheered them up!
What an adventure we had together.