We arrive at Cam Bay in early afternoon. Matt anchored here years ago with his sailing class and we stayed one night when we chartered here over a decade ago. Matt had taken an early morning swim and came nose-to-beak with a giant sea turtle. The guide books say the bay is off-limits to charter boats because a reef guards the outside and it is shallow with a narrow entrance. We spin around a few times trying to see how far the reef comes out into the bay. We decide on a point of entry; it’s only 10 feet and quickly drops to 5.5 feet of water. On the way in, a sea turtle greets us by popping his head out. Maybe it’s the same turtle? The color of the water is exquisite. We go snorkeling and see several sting rays, conch and small schools of fish.
While prepping dinner, a man pulls up in a dinghy loaded with artsy t-shirts, fresh tropical fruits, vegetables and bread. He also has a cooler with fresh mahi and dorado. It feels like a scene out of a movie. He introduces himself as Aragorn, owner of the organic Good Moon Farms. He is also a sculptor who works in
metal. Now it really feels like a scene from a movie. Just yesterday I had a conversation with an American at the grocery store about this very person. And now he’s showed up at our boat. He tells us about Trellis Bay, an arts center and also a place where he sells the produce from his organic farm. I immediately decide that in one of my future lives I will be an organic farmer/artist who travels by boat among exotic islands selling my art and produce. We tell him we’ll stop by before we leave the area.