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Follow Our Journey: Bravo, Charlie, Foxtrot & Sierra – Day 18

By wpdev July 14, 2023

Written by Claire K., student on Blue Buddha



Yesterday at Sail Caribbean, we had a really chill day. We woke up in Little Harbor and made eggs for breakfast. A bunch of us went over to Vesper and hung out with our friends on that boat, which was also rafted to Jelliblu. There were water sports and a hike offered for those that were interested. I went on the hot dog tube with my friends from Vesper and fell off so many times.

Reed and Sam went with staff Janaye and Bella on a hike up to the abandoned hotel on the island, and they said there were amazing views. Silas and Lily made really good pasta with tomato sauce and ground beef for lunch on Vesper, while Jordan and Alessandra made pizza bagels in the oven on Blue Buddha. We relaxed a little after lunch and headed back to Blue Buddha for a boat bake-off. We made a red velvet cake with Oreo frosting. Judges Nat and Abby went around and tasted everyone’s cakes.



After the competition, we chilled at our boat, swam to shore, and jumped off the wooden dock near our boat. We had tons of fun on the paddle board and playing with blow-up tubes in the water. We then had an early dinner of mac and cheese before Nat came around to our boat with dive lights for a night snorkel and our prize for winning the bake-off! We usually are not allowed in the water after sundown, so getting to put on our snorkels and flippers and swim around was super fun. We saw some small fish, and other boats said they saw manta rays, tarpon, and an eel! After about 30 minutes in the water, we were all so exhausted. We then hung out in the salon, made some tea, and went to bed.

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.