Skip to main content.

Follow Our Journey! Bravo, Charlie, Foxtrot, & Sierra 1- Day 8

By Josephine A July 1, 2024

Written by Tara L., captain of Apres Sail

Good Morning from Apres Sail!

It was a nice early day today, as we awoke with a gorgeous sunny morning at Scrub. We had a very eventful day yesterday with the glow party, and getting to meet and socialize with all other campers on other boats. After getting to know everyone else, we were super excited to sail and get shore time tomorrow at Cooper!

Once everyone had a big breakfast, we were off on a helipad hike around the island. It was so beautiful as we saw so many flowers and the views of the channel and sea were amazing. Once we got there, we played Splat, Ninja, and Human Knot, which Tonga won, to get the fun and team bonding started. It was so much fun!

After we were back at the boats, so much ice-cold water was drunk, and we began to get ready to de-dock. PDCs were quick and we were off on a very windy sail across the channel to Cooper. While everyone was hiking and began to de-dock, Dreamer, our main marine biology and community service boat, was anchored at Long Bay to do a beach clean and restoration! So much gardening and super fun pictures!

While on our way to Cooper, we saw some sea turtles and listened to a lot of Noah Kahan. Once we got there, our mooring ball pickup went super smoothly and we were anxious to start water sports, including wakeboarding and tubing, and sailing in the Colgates to continue our ASA learning.

Dinner was a welcomed next activity because D, a camper on Apres, cooked chicken alfredo for us with his recipe! It was amazing and some of our students said that it was the best food that they have had in months! What an outstanding review!!

Once everyone had eaten enough of our amazing dinner, we had a boat meeting and finally relaxed with a quiet night on board. What an amazing day!

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.