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Alpha 3 Day 5: Learning About The Wreck Of The Rhone

By wpdev July 30, 2017
written by Alpha Rotating Captain, Courtney Sarik
July 28, 2017

With a calm morning rise in the peaceful Little Harbour on Peter Island, the students got ready for a full day of activities. The ASA students headed to Opal Bella (26′ Colgate) for a sail to Cooper island while the Fun divers left for a morning of scuba diving. The rest of students set sail on their 50ft monohulls for a circumnavigation sail around Peter Island. This was an exciting sail for them because they left the sheltered Sir Frances Drake channel and got to experience what open water can be like in the ocean with stronger breezes and larger swells.

After the sail, they anchored at Salt Island and shuttled to shore for a lesson on plastics and undertook a community service beach trash clean competition against the other boats. Following that, they went on the Salt Island hike up to one of the peaks and learned the history behind Salt Island and the Wreck of the Rhone. Once they all returned to their boats, they had time to jump off, swim around, snorkel, go tubing, and go water sporting. Everyone ended their night with a tasty steak fajita dinner and clear skies speckled with stars as far as the eyes could see.

Please enjoy photos from our ice cream social to celebrate 5 different birthdays that have already and will take place over the program!

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.