Early Alpha 2018 Adventures Day 10 – Comfortable At The Helm From Mountain Point To Leverick Bay
written by mate, Asha Tanna
June 17, 2018
A motor from Mountain Point to Leverick meant a swift boat journey. Our skipper of the day is very comfortable being at the helm and has absorbed a lot of knowledge over the course of the program. We’re all impressed.
At Leverick, the students were able to go ashore for an hour. Shopping, ice cream, chips and soda — Christmas had come early! Some girls even managed to squeeze in hair braiding, looking like a rockin’ girl band with matching hair-styles 🙂
That evening, the teens went ashore for a social. This time is definitely the most enjoyable part of the program for them as they’re able to mix with the other students of all different backgrounds and interests — we have a diverse array of characters on program, each student bringing with them something special to the mix of life on fleet.
When we finally returned to our boats for the evening, the students were far from weary and instead they were full of energy after their social night out. How do you get seven fired up students to hit the hay? Disclose to them that tomorrow’s wake up call would be 6.15am! It wasn’t long before we were fast asleep in preparation for a very early start for everyone tomorrow 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.