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Early Alpha 2018 Adventures Day 10 – Comfortable At The Helm From Mountain Point To Leverick Bay

By wpdev June 20, 2018
written by mate, Asha Tanna
June 17, 2018
The kids have been like fish out of water without their phones to call. On Sunday, they were reunited with the outside world to call their fathers for Father’s Day during breakfast.Sleepy-eyed, the students struggled to get into gear today. Some mornings are better than others but today was a little bit of a slower start. The schedule on Day 10 would see some students heading for a fun dive in the morning, the others would rest a little longer, and then snorkel in the area to observe underwater creatures.

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.