Written by Madalyn Gordon, Mate
Today, we woke up at 7:15 am and began to make a delicious breakfast of french toast! We quickly got underway and left Marina Cay, doing a lesson on points of sail, knot-tying, and dropping mooring balls. We learned how to do cleat hitches and how to tie bowlines. We sailed over to Cooper Island, picked up the ball, and went for a dip in the crystal clear water. We ate pizza bagels for lunch and divers got ready for their first dives! Some divers did skill dives, and some saw nurse sharks and an eel at Thumb Rock. Divers came back to Cooper, and some had some shop time which included ice cream! We went back to boats at 4, and did some showers and flips into the water, and enjoyed a delicious dinner of Buddha bowls! Then we cleaned up the boat, and had boat meeting. Then we powered down and went to bed!
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.