written by Provisions Manager, Lindsay Walsh
June 27, 2018
When we woke up at Great Harbour on Peter Island, our crews had a relaxing morning learning about navigation from their captains. Once the lesson was complete and pre-depature checks were done, it was time to drop the ball. Zibal and Fidji headed out into the Sir Francis Drake Channel to raise sail and practice tacking and working as a team while underway. We all had a ball making the most of the channel for the morning. Soon enough, it was time to set our course to Salt Island. Salt Island is a beautiful island located next to Cooper Island. There are no mooring balls at Salt so our crew performed their first anchoring of program. Both vessels executed a very smooth and confident anchoring and once snub lines were attached, everyone sat down to enjoy a lunch of chicken pesto melts.
Our Open Water divers were picked up shortly after our meal and went off to complete their last dive before becoming officially certified! While they were off, the rest of the Delta crew went ashore for a hike and learned about Salt Island and the acclaimed dive site, the Wreck of the RMS Rhone. Everyone really enjoyed the hike to the top of the island, especially enjoying the 360 degree vista view.
When the divers returned, all crews returned to their home boats to shower and enjoy dinner. The students went to bed exhausted from such an active day, yet excited for the next adventure tomorrow to Nanny Cay!
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.