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Alpha 1 & Delta 1, Day 7: Nanny to Trellis

By wpdev July 2, 2019
Written by Julian Reda
Edited by Meredith Evridge

We woke up on docks at Nanny. The students had a little bit more shop and dock time while the staff finished some last-minute preparations. Laundry had to be sent out, and provisioning for the boats was almost finished! As the students arrived back at their home boats and cheered at the full fridges and cupboards, they went through their responsibilities for a quick departure in order to get away from the heat. By about 11 AM, it was time to de-dock and head to Trellis Bay, Beef Island. Underway, there was a lesson on parts of sail and some tacking practice. Once we dropped sails, a Greek pita lunch was spread out and enjoyed.

After the lengthy sail up Tortola, we arrived at Trellis and headed ashore to visit Aragorn’s, a famed shop throughout the Caribbean. They have local art made from Caribbean mahogany, unique jewelry that is ocean themed, and great T-shirts that the students excitedly purchased.  Before heading back to boats, we all pitched in for a trash cleanup along the beach. Depositing several bulging bags in the dumpster, it was then time to head back to boats for showers and dinner prep of chicken quesadillas. 

Once dinner and boat clean were finished, we headed ashore for an ice cream social and karaoke night.  The students had a great time singing and continued requesting staff to come up next and sing their hearts out. What a fun day with some of our best friends in the most beautiful place! Boat meeting was the last thing on our list, going over the miracle moments of the day. 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.