August 1, 2016
Back to the morning schedule of waking up and getting ready to go! We were all anxious to get sailing after a day of holing up from the dreary weather. But we of course know how to make the most of it! Each de-docking went smoothly and we slipped out through Marina Cay, let out our sails, and let it carry us down, down, down between the islands of Guana and Tortola.
We rounded the corner of the northern side of Tortola and got on a mooring ball at Cane Garden Bay. Shortly after, we shuttled to shore and hopped in a taxi that took us to the Aragorn’s Farm – a local farm that promotes sustainability and permaculture. Upon our arrival, we scuttled around in dirt, helping around the farm any way we could – weeding, plowing, moving cinderblocks, and playing with the farm cats!
While on the hike, the students were delivered the chili cook off story – a tradition at Sail Caribbean that inspires healthy competition. Each boat is to come up with a theme, story, and creation of the best pot of chili they can imagine. They then will host and serve our special guest judges for the final challenge.
The winners of each test – taste, theme, etc., will be announced on day 13 of program during the awards ceremony!
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.