written by Delta mate, Liz Jones
July 12, 2017
This morning, the crews of Rioja and Atilla awoke moored in Wells Bay at Saba. After a tasty breakfast of cereal and bagels, everyone packed up to head to shore on the dive boat. Once ashore in Fort Bay, we took a taxi up to Windward Side for a morning of activities. Strapping on tennis shoes, the crews embarked on an amazing and challenging hike up Mount Scenery, the peak reaching a staggering 2877ft. Climbing through dense forest up the steep mountain, Delta students were rewarded with an incredible view from the summit and the satisfaction of knowing they had set foot on the highest point in the Netherlands!
Once students and staff had returned to town, we enjoyed some free time ashore, grabbing lunch at some of the amazing restaurants in Windward Side. As morning turned to mid-afternoon, we loaded back into the taxis to meet the dive boat that would return us to our vessels. As soon as our crews were aboard Atilla and Rioja, we set preparations in motion for the long voyage back to the BVI’s. Everyone pitching in, we managed to clean and ready our boats for passage in no time at all, finally departing from Wells Bay by 5:30pm with our harnesses on and snacks packed for the night. The Delta crews headed off with our sights set on Virgin Gorda, as Saba faded into the distance and the sun set before our eyes.