written by Mate-In-Training, Julia Malone
June 29, 2017
After two days at Norman Island, students said their goodbyes to this beautiful spot and left its mooring field to head to the Indians for the morning. After a quick motor, all of our Bravo and Charlie students came together for an informative coral lesson. Once the lesson finished, the students hopped in the water and snorkeled the Indians where they were able to apply what they had just learned and see some of the biological processes just explained in real life.
By 10:30a.m., all students were back to boats to begin their sail to Nanny Cay. After a smooth sail despite a brief squall passing, students successfully docked their boats (what an accomplishment!) and by 1:00p.m. there was a delicious lunch on the cockpit table, ready to be devoured.
Once lunch clean was finished, our crews were given free time to roam around the various shops, play some volleyball, and enjoy some downtime together. Around 6:00p.m., everyone was back on Nanny’s docks to prep their dinner, hang out with some of the other Sail Caribbean program boats, chit chat for a boat meeting, and power down to rest up for the big day ahead.
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.