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Bravo 1 & Charlie 1 Day 6: Sunrise Hike on Norman Island

By wpdev June 30, 2015
written by Photography mate, Erin Wildermuth, Brought to you by the crew of Galilee

This morning, the Sail Caribbean staff organized a sunrise hike on Norman Island. Five students from Fermi braved the early morning chill to watch the sun rise over the glistening ocean and shore rocks. They all returned to their boats for a well-earned breakfast while the rest of our fleet began to rise from bed.

As often happens on program, there were several activities running this morning. All the students had the opportunity to complete the same hike at the less intimidating hour of 8:00 a.m. While overlooking the island, they played several fun games including the “Wah Game” and “World’s Biggest Fan.” Freddy won the “Wah Game” with his sharp moves! We then tacked on a round of “Duck, Duck Goose” on Hayes’ recommendation. Upon their return to the beach, the American Sailing Association students were immersed in a keelboat lesson.

Many of our divers spent their morning underwater. Drew and Sophie dived the wreck Fearless, with Sophie mapping the structure for her wreck specialty course. Alec and Ryan completed their fifth and final confined open water dive session and will be completing the course tomorrow. Bruno lost his towel overboard and performed a personal, free-diving based man overboard maneuver. It was a great success. The towel was, and remains, forever thankful.

By lunchtime, everyone was ready to rest and replenish. On Galilee, Reagan promptly prepared an excellent meal of Greek pitas. Max contributed to a festive lunchtime mood with his dance skills. The afternoon focused on free time and watersports. Don, Matthew and Gardner especially enjoyed the tubing!

The day ended with a soda social onshore. Boat meetings included several shore games, such as the human knot. On Rioja, the evening ended with a program goal setting exercise and softly swinging hammocks.

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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.