written by Fleet Captain, Sara Stone, Brought to you by the crew of Galilee
July 23, 2016
We woke up to a beautiful morning at Monkey Point, Guana Island. After a buffet breakfast, Thomas went snorkeling and learned how to identify different types of coral such as soft and hard coral. Mitchell and Braeden both swam with jellyfish at Monkey Point and Mitchell caught a moon jellyfish in his hand! Meanwhile, the divers went diving. Dylan enjoyed his third wreck specialty dive at Wreck Alley and Amanda practiced for wreck penetration with a rope. Mia found three pennies during her search and recovery specialty dive and Karina was lucky enough to see multiple sharks while diving at Ginger Steps!
After returning to Galilee, Braeden took the helm as skipper of the day and up anchored from Monkey Point. The crew successfully sailed the boat to Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke and learned about Man Overboard Recovery while en route. Michael was at the helm for the first man overboard and was able to successfully retrieve the fender and bucket that went overboard!
Once we made it to Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, we picked up a mooring ball on our second try without any assistance from our captain and mate! Oliver volunteered to jump in and tie the secondary line at Little Harbour and did it perfectly. After shower time, we all headed to shore for a dinner out at Sydney’s Peace and Love. It was delicious and everyone was able to buy some awesome t-shirts too! Later on, we headed back to boats for a boat meeting and bed.
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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.