written by Delta mate, Sarah McClain
July 22, 2017
Our morning at Nanny Cay started with a sunrise rain shower followed by an iridescent rainbow. Sleepy eyed, most of us ran back into our cabins to wake up slowly while a few stayed awake to watch the world wake up around them. A few hours later, the smell of sizzling fried egg sandwiches roused the few still lingering in slumber. A morning at Nanny Cay is worth experiencing twice!
After a delicious breakfast, we took to our feet and enjoyed lingering in the shops around the marina. With fresh juices, ice cold drinks, and a few snacks, our crew gathered around picnic tables to swap stories with the fleet crews. After today, the Delta crew is separating from the rest of the fleet to explore the Leeward islands. It will be just under two weeks until they are reunited again. With a few bittersweet goodbyes, Delta set sail for Trellis Bay, our first solo sail of the trip.
The sail to Trellis was quick and exciting! We kept the momentum going as the crew loaded up in the bed of a truck to take a tour of the island. Wind in our faces and smiles as broad as our sails, we soaked up the sun and saw the island from a new perspective. Although we all had a wonderful time, the crew was eager to get back to the boat for our daily shower party. Just when we thought the party was over, there was a huge downpour! The encore proceeded in the rain as our crew enjoyed extra fresh water showers. Unfortunately, our ashore ice cream social was cancelled because of the weather, but we made the most of our warm nest inside boat with a few rounds of Uno, slightly frozen ice cream, and lots of laughter. The crew went to sleep with a new appreciation for rainy days at sea and the wonderful people that make our boat a home.
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.