Alpha 1 2015 – Day 13
written by mate, Alex Armson, Brought to you by the crew of Venture
Today was our last full day in the Caribbean, but it was also the 4th of July, so it was bitter sweet feeling. We started the day off by going to The Baths which was amazing! We swam to shore after breakfast and started our exploration around part of the island. Our game of spoons (similar to assassin, where each person has a “target” and people are “killed” until there is a champion) had also started to get more intense. Sara made the first move and by the time we had finished our hike, a lot of people had been killed, including Sean who was on a bit of a killing spree. We then swam round to jump rock, which is a giant boulder you can jump off into the ocean. On the way there, Sean and Mike saw three sting rays which was awesome. Everyone had a lot of fun doing different jumps, and Julian did his classic penguin dive.
We then swam back to the boats and on the way there, Ellie, Daniel, Jenna and Jack saw a turtle eating it’s lunch. We then sailed to Trellis Bay where Julian practiced the heave-to position to complete his basic keel boat certification, and Daniel did some perfect jibing.
We arrived at Trellis and had lunch, then began a deep clean of the entire boat. A few hours later, we finally finished and we could go to shore for the fire ball party to celebrate the 4th of July. We all received paper plate awards and the winners of the Olympics and chilli cook of were announced. Venture won the chilli cook off and Xeres won the Olympics. When it started to get dark, a live band started to play and the metal fire balls were lit. Overall it was a great way to end the trip.
Look forward to Alpha 1’s full photo album on our Facebook page in the following days!
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The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.