written by Provisions Manager, Allie Faulkner
July 19, 2018
Today started as most days do with an early morning wake up and a delicious spread of breakfast items. After cleaning up and getting ready for the day, the divers left to go diving and all non-divers headed to Manoa for a sail together. We left Dead Man’s Bay and headed to the Pirate’s Bight on Norman Island for the day. We all had a great sail and stopped at the Indians first! Picking up a mooring ball at the Indians, we had a marine biology lesson on how to identify different types of fish. After the thrilling lesson taught by one of our staff members, we all jumped in the water for a snorkel to look at some beautiful fish. We saw many different fish with an array of colors.
After the snorkel, we all got back on the boat to continue on our way to the Bight. Each crew picked up and secured a mooring ball with ease to settle into the destination for the evening. Once on the ball, the divers returned to their home boats and we made a lovely lunch of Greek pitas. We had a little bit of time to relax before the divers went for another dive and the rest of us went on a hike. We hiked and crawled to the top of Norman Island where there is a helicopter pad at the peak. We played games from what felt like the clouds!
We then descended the mountain and returned to our boats as the divers came back. We then showered and started on dinner preparation. We all helped each other out to make a delicious dinner of carbonara. We then did a deep boat clean because we had a cleaning inspection tonight before we were allowed onshore for our social. We all passed our cleaning inspections with flying colors and headed to shore for a fun night. We ordered smoothies and desserts on shore and hung with others on fleet as well. After a while, we headed back to our boats for a boat meeting and then turned in for the night.
Photos are being collected from fleet this afternoon and will accompany this post later this evening! We appreciate your patience.
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.