written by Provisions Manager, Lindsay Walsh
July 27, 2018
After breakfast was prepped, consumed and cleaned, our crews got ready to explore St. Kitt’s! Our tour guide picked us up around 8:30a.m. and we made our way to the rain forest! The rain forest was located on the other side of the island and is filled with vines, mangoes, and monkeys! Once we reached the rain forest, we hiked through while munching on some fresh mango. Some of us even swung from the vines! After our hike, we checked out a local artist shop, some students even indulging in a purchase of local artwork.
After the rain forest, we drove to a different part of the island to see the island’s fortress. Here, students had the opportunity to learn about the island’s history and get some breath taking views of the island. On the way back to the boats, students swapped stories about their favorite part of the day and what they were most excited about when they would arrive at Nevis, our new destination of the day. Around 4:00p.m., de-docking plans were made and we were on our way, full of anticipation!
Nevis is located right next to St. Kitt’s so it was a shorter sail than what our students have been used to the last few days. The sun was starting to set as we arrived and secured ourselves to mooring balls and enjoyed dinner. Students shortly after hopped into the water to enjoy relaxing and being with each other in such a beautiful location before bed time called their names.
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.