written by mate, Claire Lennarz
June 14, 2018
This morning, Alpha fleet woke up on docks in Nanny Cay. Breakfast crew put on a buffet spread for us, complete with yogurt, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, local guava jam, and mangoes. Following breakfast, students were able to explore Nanny Cay and all that it has to offer, including the grocery market, cafe, beach, and pool
After restocking on special treats from the grocery store, the crew made their de-docking plan and then debriefed Mike, the Founder/Director of Sail Caribbean and Curtis, our Program Director on their plan. After a successful de-docking, the crew set their sail for Diamond Cay. Underway, the crew enjoyed hearty wraps for lunch and snacked on chips with salsa. This gave everyone the energy needed to power through an important man over board lesson.
Upon arrival at Diamond Cay, the crew successfully moored their vessel and then proceeded to shore for a community service trash pick up. Our crew accumulated lots of debris from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. After their hard work, a relaxing swim was much needed!
The evening proved to be the best part of the day: Chili Cook Off was tonight and a huge success! We were visited by travelling surprise guests, called the “Chileans”, who joined us to both enjoy and judge each student crew’s customized homemade recipes of chili. They loved the themed chili dinner we prepared for them and left full and satisfied!
After an activity-filled afternoon, we powered down to rest up for tomorrow’s adventures.
More photos coming this afternoon!
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.