Bravo 2, Charlie 2, Foxtrot 2 & Sierra 2, Day 17: Dive Against Debris and Great Harbor
Written by Mia Altenau
Edited by Meredith Evridge
Campers awoke to the smell of frying eggs and hungrily gathered around a breakfast of egg sandwiches on English muffins! It was a nice treat to begin the day with. After breakfast, half of the fleet dedocked and picked up mooring balls at the nearby Marina Cay. While some campers enjoyed the warm waters of Marina or the shores of Scrub, our drivers were shuttled five minutes away to Trellis for a community service dive named Dive Against Debris. They worked hard, scouting out garbage and bagging it. Multiple bags of trash were collected from the shallow bay, much to everyone’s delight. They were proud of what they had rescued from the sea.
After the dive, the second half of the fleet dedocked and all seven boats reunited in the channel for a sail to Great Harbor, Peter Island! Some rain and dark clouds made for an exciting and stormy afternoon sail. Everyone helped out, being aware and keeping the skip of the day company as they worked the helm. The heavy rains lasted through showers and dinner prep, the pitter patter a steady background noise to our chitter chatter. We knew the rain would be with us for a bit longer so we made the best of it, playing card games and relaxing belowdeck together.
Tonight’s menu was baked bell peppers, stuffed with rice, onions and ground beef. It was a quiet night on board tonight, tying up the day nicely with a boat meeting and cookies, followed by an early bedtime.
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.