Foxtrot 1 & Sierra 1 2015 – Day 4
written by Program Director, Oliver Bierman-Lytle
Everyone woke up this morning in a great mood, ready to take on the day after getting a long night’s sleep. Vincent and Eric cooked us eggs for breakfast which were super tasty! The divers left at 8:30a.m. to continue their open water skill lessons. One of their lessons required them to swim underwater without a mask on, so they are improving everyday and loving it!
The rest of the crew joined up with the crew of I Am Free and set out for the Indians. The captain of the day on Miss You was Marley, with help from navigator, Paige. Grace, the marine science intern gave us an exciting and informative lesson on Fish form and function prior to arriving at the Indians. Matt turned out to be a marine bio genius and knew lots of cool facts! We then jumped in the water at the Indians in pairs and went snorkeling, applying our new knowledge to identify fish species and count their abundance which we recorded for Project Reef! We saw lots of colorful fish of all shapes and sizes. Julie and Reese spotted 3 massive barracudas!
After our snorkel we had a quick snack and returned to the beach and met up with the divers! Robby, Paige, Paul, Matt and Vincent went wake boarding and water tubing while the rest of us played volleyball on the beach, played games in the water and ate local fruit!
Back on the boat, we put on some music, did a little yoga, showered and made some killer burritos! The burritos tasted delicious and Paul won the clean plate contest! After dinner and cleanup, we had boat meeting and learned more about each other and discovered a new sensation: Oreos with peanut butter! Overall it was an awesome day with new experiences, and by nightfall, everyone was ready for bed.
Today our Boat’s Miracle Moment was making sand castles on the beach!
From the Program Directors Eyes, Day 4 was a fantastic day, full great experiences for all the students, which we strive for here at Sail Caribbean. The combination of Marine Science lessons and water sports was a huge success with all the kids trying something new and exciting!
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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.