Delta 1 2018 Adventures Day 6 – The Challenge Of Docking At Nanny Cay, Met With Sweet, Sweet Success
written by Provisions Manager, Lindsay Walsh
June 28, 2018
The Delta crew woke up early this morning so all of our fun divers (both already and newly certified!) could get ready for a morning dive. When our divers were off to go discover more of the underwater world, the rest of the crew stayed back to hang out and had the opportunity to wakeboard and go on Sail Caribbean’s infamous Poparazzi water-sporting tube. The crew loved experiencing Salt Island, but once the divers were back it was time to up-anchor and head across the channel, over to Tortola to go to Nanny Cay Marina. Nanny Cay is located on the west end of Tortola — a marina that also has a few shops, showers, a pool, a beach and a grocery store. Today will be the crew’s second time on docks but their first time docking their home vessels.
When we had the marina in our foreground, each crew received docking instructions and went over a docking plan to ensure complete safety during the maneuver. Both Zibal and Fidji had such a successful docking, we could not be more proud of them! When all lines were made fast, everyone had the opportunity to go check out the shops, buy some tricks and treats, and take some (air-conditioned!) showers. Everyone had a lot of fun on their sail today even having the chance to receive their cellphones back for the first time since joining us to check in with loved ones back home. It was almost palpable to hear the presence of bragging and storytelling delivered to those on the opposite ends of the students’ devices about the fun times we’ve been having on these waters so far.
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.