written by Bravo/Charlie mate, Megan Lundequam
July 28, 2017
This morning, we jumped right into breakfast and breakfast clean so we could quickly get to shore and start our day at the Bitter End Yacht Club! Before we broke out into our own activities, we all went on a short but steep hike on Guy’s Trail to the highest point on this part of Virgin Gorda. After a good bit of physical activity, a lot of sweat and some group photos at the top, we ended our hike and reconvened under the pavilion to sign up for the different stations of activities!
We spent the next five and a half hours rotating through tubing on Sail Caribbean’s infamous Poparazzi tube, wakeboarding, water skiing and knee boarding, sailing on Hobie Cats and Getaways, Lasers and 420s, eating burgers and pizza at the Pub, browsing the shops and splashing around on the beach. It was the perfect afternoon because we were only as busy as we chose to be so we could either spend the entire afternoon in a hammock on the beach or spend the afternoon running from activity to activity.
When we finally made it back to boats at around 5p.m. for showers and dinner prep, everyone was chatting a mile a minute, catching each other up and sharing stories from the day. We jammed out as we showered and then it was time to start dinner prep because tonight was Chili Cook Off! Our visiting Chilean judges joined us to judge the chili based off a smell test, taste test, and of course, a plop test. Each boat is also expected to have a theme and all the boats are to be decorated accordingly. This year, we had all sorts of themes including Moana, Caribbean cruise, and one theme even incorporated the mannequin challenge. It was a very fun night filled with laughter and creativity and our guests left with big smiles and full tummies. We had a quick clean and then a brief boat meeting where we talked about the highlights of our days before heading straight to bed after a glorious day in the BVI.
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.