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Alpha 1, Day 10: Marina Cay

By wpdev July 4, 2019

Written and edited by Meredith Evridge

Good morning, Mountain Point! This lovely place greeted our eyes as we began our day. Breakfast buffet was the logical first move, followed by breakfast clean. The campers had a bit of free time for chilling, swimming and wakeboarding. After everyone was back on board and snacked on pretzels and baby carrots, we went through predeparture checks. Our crews on each boat assembled to drop anchor and we headed towards Marina Cay. It was another beautiful sail with friendly winds nudging us along.

On one of our boats, a bird was flying along with us and eventually settled down right behind the helm, to everyone’s delight. It felt like a touch of magic! Some of the crew practiced knot tying while others kept the skipper company the entire sail. Arriving at Marina Cay, we scrubbed the entire boat until it shone because we had a cleaning inspection. The fleet captain came on board and looked in every nook and cranny. He had some suggestions for how to improve and the kids attacked it with gusto. Cushions were lifted up and the mop was brought out. Finally, it was clean enough and we all relaxed!

Swimming about the boats was nice. Marina Cay is incredibly lush and green. We were told we could order key lime pie or pecan pie, and a refreshing drink. We all got our orders in and then headed ashore. Our pie and drinks were served as our phones were handed out. A phone call home set everyone in good spirits!

Heading back to boats, we had boat showers and dinner, and then after a boat meeting, we powered down for the night.


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.