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Alpha 1 & Tango 1: Day 5 – Lee Bay

By wpdev July 3, 2021

Day 5

Students woke up to a calm morning in Cane Garden Bay. After filling their water tanks, and completing another docking and de-docking, the boats set sail for Lee Bay.

The challenge today was raising the sail while underway. Waves were splashing across the bow and across the faces of excited students. The staff tried and catch up to the fleet and were able to catch all but our Tango boat, Stella – they were just too fast!

Students completed another successful anchoring in Lee Bay then went out for a snorkel. After seeing fish and other cool creatures, students were excited to identify them using the books on the boat.

As the sun set on Lee Bay, students had showers and prepared dinner. During dinner preparations, chatter could be heard over the radio of boats trading more pasta sauce for packages of cookies. With music playing and yummy food cooking, the fleet was ready for another BVI night. The songs coming from each boat were a fun reflection of the personalities on board.

One boat, Kajsa, decided to get creative and have a formal dinner party. Everyone dressed their best and came together to build a beautiful charcuterie board to pair with their Italian dinner. They even invited the staff boat over for socially distant dessert to celebrate the birthday of Lilly, our Provisions Manager. True baking skills were put to the test with limited supplies on the boat but the cake turned out amazing. It was a vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting topped with crushed Oreos.




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.