Written by Dillon Coppersmith, Mate & Sophie Peacock, Student (Boat: Altair)
This morning we woke up at Bitter End on Virgin Gorda and had a hearty egg breakfast to prepare for challenge day (when staff members take a step back and campers are in full control of the boat!). We headed out through the channel (though some went the wrong way at first) we all got turned in the right direction. All of the boats raising sail and setting off for Anegada was quite the sight! After a nice easy sail and slightly more eventful mooring we settled into our spot at Anegada.
By dingy and truck we made our way to Anegada beach club for a day on the beach. We spent the afternoon swimming, playing games in the sand, and lounging in the shade. After fueling up with smoothies and pizza we made a final truck trip to a shark nursery! A lucky few of us saw two baby sharks in the water, and everyone got to see the flamingos and other cool water birds. We ended a successful challenge day with burritos in a bag and a clear night under the stars.
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.