July 22, 2016
There could not have been a better way to begin our last day all together. Our boats awoke early for a sunrise motor up to The Baths, Virgin Gorda. Once we were on the ball, the boats prepared their last breakfast buffet of the program.
Once everyone was full and the boats were cleaned up from breakfast, everyone hopped in the water and swam to shore for our hike! The gang got to learn about the unique formation of the baths as they explored the naturally created caves and tidal pools on the “hikel”.
At the end of the “hikel”, we reached Devil’s Bay and snorkeled back to Jump Rock! The jumps were inspiring and then we were back to boats for lunch.
About an hour after lunch, we made one last stop to Cooper Island to have a last deep clean of our vessel before preparing for our final sail to Hodges Creek marina for our final docking!
Back at home base, we had glorious land showers and a Sail Caribbean tradition of ribs, coleslaw, mac & cheese and relaxed on board as we all wrote our airplane letters to our crew mates. Later on was filled with skits and awards from the last 2 weeks, followed by an appreciation circle. Once we were back on the boats, we held final boat meetings and had the best last night at Sail Caribbean!
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.