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Early Alpha, Charlie, Foxtrot and Sierra, Day 10: Anegada

By wpdev June 19, 2019
Written by Kyra Benforte
Edited by Meredith Evridge

This morning, we woke up around 8 AM at Mountain Point on Virgin Gorda! After having a delicious breakfast and a relaxing morning, we got ready to set our sails towards Anegada, the only coral island in the BVI. We charted our course with our compasses and had a nice long sail to Anegada where we saw flying fish and dolphins. Applying what had been learned on Challenge Day, the sail was even more smooth and enjoyable than before, with the crew truly feeling like a unit. Once we came into the channel and anchored close to shore, we snorkeled our anchors, ensuring they they were secure, and began to have lunch. Couscous salad was prepared and savored.

We got ready to go on land for a beach day, grabbing sunscreen, water bottles, swimsuits and ice cream money! We rented trucks and explored the island, enjoying a different mode of transportation for the afternoon. However, a few commented that they already missed being on the boat! Once we get our sea legs, we are in it for life!

We headed to Loblolly Bay and the Big Bamboo Beach Club. We all had some ice cream and played games on the beach and in the water. We then gathered together, getting to learn about sharks and stingrays that are found in the British Virgin Islands!  Southern stingrays were the marine animal that we had seen the most. After our marine biology lesson, we snapped a group picture, headed back to the trucks, and explored a flamingo lookout and a shark bay! Baby lemon sharks and flamingos were pointed out excitedly. We finally headed back to our boats and had a delicious dinner of carbonara pasta. After that day’s headlines, everyone was happy for a QNOB (quiet night on board) before having a boat meeting and powering down.

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.