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Day 9 Hodges Creek to The Bitter End Yacht Club

By wpdev July 26, 2014

Brought to you by the crew of God Speed Mary:

After an early wakeup for the divers, the rest of the crew slept in til 8:00 and prepared for another exciting day. First up on the list of activities was a trip to the nearby mangroves, where we learned about their importance and spent an hour cleaning them of garbage. We even managed to bring ashore a sunken dinghy*. The divers soon returned from their trip, having seen several turtles and a baby shark, and we all ate lunch together. We then received a large shipment of food and laundry, and spent some time putting it all away. Finally we began our sail to The Bitter End, which took approximately 4 hours and took the place for longest sail so far. After mooring we went ashroe and had a great dinner at Saba Rock. What a good day!

*This mangrove clean is an ongoing project that Sail Caribbean summer programs are undertaking. The dinghy was a large task and the Delta crew got stuck in and pulled it out without any complaining. They impressed us all with their willingness to get involved.

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.