July 31, 2016
We had a late start today and students got to sleep in until an amazing 8 a.m.! They then enjoyed a delicious breakfast of Nutella pancakes and scrambled eggs. After breakfast and a few dreary rain showers, students of Meursault got shuttled to shore for a hike on Tortola and then got to go swimming at a local beach.
While those students were exploring, the students of Montlouis and Fermi got creative and tied fenders together and enjoyed playing around and jumping in the water.
When Meursault returned to the fleet, everyone headed to shore to Pusser’s restaurant for lunch. While eating, a mini storm rolled through so everyone got to hang out with each other longer, and even some students took advantage of the situation to dance and sing around in the rain.
We spent the rest of the day learning about marine biology and hanging out with the students of the Sierra and Foxtrot adventures. By the time everyone was back to his or her boats, we had to prepare for Chili Cook Off! Chili Cook Off is a tradition at Sail Caribbean where students compete to make delicious chili and present it in a creative, interesting way to our visiting “Chilean” judges.
Meursault had the Chileans go on a scavenger hunt for their chili, Fermi threw a party for them with strobe lights and some music and entertainment, and Montlouis acted like Snow White and the seven dwarves for their honored guests. Once the Chileans went home, and the boats were tidy, it was time to power down and rest up for our voyage tomorrow to Jost Van Dyke.
Families of the Charlie 2 & Bravo 2 adventure: We apologize for the slight delay on photos accompanying the Trip Updates. We are rounding up amazing images from fleet this morning and should have them posted live here this afternoon!