Written By: Nic Lennarz
This morning we had a 7:15 wake up at Deadman’s Bay on Peter Island. For breakfast we dressed up our oatmeal with cinnamon and sugar, fruit, and milk. With our bellies full, we cleaned up breakfast and enjoyed our last few hours in Deadman’s Bay. Campers swam, sailed Hobie cats, and went water-sporting.
We up-anchored and left Deadman’s Bay around noon and went for a short sail as we made a pit stop at Hodge’s Creek Marina to pick up our new provisions and top off our water tanks. With our fridges and snack cabinets fully stocked, we left Hodge’s and raised our sails once more.
From Hodges we had a lovely sail to Marina Cay which is located between Beef Island and Scrub Island. When we arrived we took a short dinghy ride to snorkel Diamond Reef. A very lively reef located on the far side of the mooring field. We saw many Blue Tang and Sergeant Majors as well as a big Barracuda! Then we headed back to the boat to shower and begin dinner preparations.
Our dinner prep teams whipped up some delicious pasta Carbonara with turkey bacon that was quickly devoured. The dinner clean crew surely appreciated that meal because it was so good plates were licked clean! To wrap up our evening activities, we did deep cleaned the boat and had a boat meeting to debrief the day and go over the plan for our sail to Anegada, the Sunken Island.
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.