Bravo 1 & Charlie 1 2015 – Day 19

written by Photography mate, Erin Wildermuth, Brought to you by the crew of Galilee

The staff gave the crew a break today, awaking at 6:30a.m. to bring the boats to our next destination – Long Bay – while the young ones slept until the ripe hour of 7:15a.m. By 7:30a.m., our Charlie divers were headed out to their final dive of the program. To Drew, Sophie, Matthew, and Gardner, the dive was bittersweet. Reagan completed his finally Basic Keelboat lesson while those bravo students who are not involved in BK enjoyed rounds and rounds of water sports.

After lunch, the landed fun continued because today was Olympics, a Sail Caribbean favorite! More water sports, small boats sailing, sunbathing, soccer with the local kids, paddle boarding and good old-fashioned body boarding kept the crew occupied the beginning of the afternoon before the games began. Olympics consisted of a trash art competition, some playful burying of staff in the sand, a dizzy fender relay race, and tug-a-war. Delta, another Sail Caribbean program, joined in on the competition, meeting up with the Bravo and Chavo fleet at Long Bay.  During the games, Freddy, Bruno and Ryan did a great job collecting trash and creating trash art for competition. Galilee and Rioja joined forces to win! Alec, Don and Max enthusiastically participated during our tug of war battle – especially when up against the staff! To their displeasure, staff came out on top.

The evening ended with a plentiful beach barbecue, followed by a night filled enjoying each other’s company for the last night spent on the soft, sandy beach. Everyone felt the melancholic ache that program was slowly coming to a close and longed to spend as much time as possible with what they now considered their families.

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