written by Provisions Manager, Lindsay Walsh
July 18, 2018
This morning, our Delta crew woke up excited to travel to Little Harbour on Peter Island! Before pre-depature checks were completed, everyone went to shore to enjoy the local smoothie shop one last time before heading out into the channel. The crew of Fidji raised sails for the very first time on their new home monohull! Underway, both boats learned about down wind sailing and anchoring. Our student navigators of the day assisted our student skipper of the day in getting from Cooper Island to Little Harbour.
Little Harbour is a small cove that looks out onto the channel, gifting us with beautiful blue waters and green sea grass that you can spot turtles munching on. It is so small that if boats want to anchor there, they have to med-anchor. Med-anchoring is when you tie a line off of your stern then attach it to a point on land, thus preventing boat swinging while on anchor.
Once in the harbor, both vessels got to practice their first anchoring of program! When anchors were set and students snorkeled to make sure all was secured properly, everyone got the opportunity to relax in the picturesque waters. The crew spent the rest of the day hanging out and learning about sea turtles! During the turtle lesson, three turtles even popped their head up to greet us around the vessel!
Afterwards, everyone swam in the water and enjoyed the peace and quiet of Little Harbour. The day ended with a delicious dinner of stir fry and each student went to bed eager to go to the Bight tomorrow!
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.