written by Delta mate, Sarah McClain
July 19, 2017
Delta woke to the smell of sizzling western eggs drifting through the galley and cockpit. After a hearty breakfast, the crews were excited to set off from our mooring on Cooper and sail the Sir Francis Drake channel. With a bit of hard work and encouragement, the crews had both sails raised and full. With grit-filled smiles, they encouraged each other to keep up the hard work shouting, “Hustle, hustle, hustle! Muscle, muscle, muscle! Crank that wench!” The sense of adventure was in the air and the eyes of everyone onboard. Wind in our sails, we set off for Peter Island, Dead Man’s Bay.
Our protected mooring field proved the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and enjoy a leisurely lunch among the turtles. After a little rest and relaxation, we all gathered for a briefing on snorkel etiquette. With revived intrigue, the Delta crews took to the sea to discover the living and moving treasures under its surface.
The crews returned to our floating homes to share findings and swap snorkel stories. The enthusiasm of our group was overwhelming, so we started shower parties a bit early and had a blast playing in the surf and suds. After all the fun, we gathered to share a delicious fajita dinner. With hot food and warm hearts, our crew enjoyed a peaceful night under the stars, remembering the lifelong memories of the day and dreaming about the dreams to come in the morning.
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.