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Chalpha Day 13

By wpdev August 18, 2014

Brought to you by Venture.

It was an incredible day at Sail Caribbean! We woke up in a totally different location from where we fell asleep thanks to Barb and Curtis waking up early and motoring us to The Baths. The sunrise was incredible as were the views surrounding the national park. Curtis made us some delicious eggs with ham and cheese before we all jumped in the water and swam ashore (we aren’t allowed to dinghy ashore because it’s a national park trust). We hiked through the naturally formed, massive volcanic boulders and ended up to a white beach with crystal clear water on the other side.
We then were greeted by an “Olympian” who initiated our Olympics! It was a great set of games and challenges including a dizzy fender relay race, tug-of-war, bury your mate, and synchronized swimming.
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Everyone had a blast! We then snorkeled back to our boats through the reef after learning a quick lesson about keeping reefs beautiful. We got on our boats for one final clean and then set our sails for the last time. We made it back to Hodges Creek with a beautiful docking with Lucas at the Helm. After passing our cleaning inspections due to the hard work put in by Don and Ally, we got our phones for a bit and took some showers. Then, for dinner, we had some incredible, local Caribbean roti! We then had a fleet-wide meeting where we had some skits to make fun of the staff (they made fun of us, too) and received awards for things like Chili Cook-Off, PANIC, Olympics, and Race Day; Venture even won the most energetic award! We ended the night with a final boat meeting, where we went over highs of the program and what we got out of Sail Caribbean. We also spent the rest of the night writing each other airplane letters to read on the way home.
It was an incredible summer and Sail Caribbean has changed us all for the better. We cannot wait to see each other in the future!

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.