written by mate, Claire Lennarz
June 29, 2018
Today, we woke up at the bight on Norman Island and had a yummy breakfast buffet, complete with yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, bagels and local jams. Part of the crew hiked to the top of Norman to experience incredible 360 views of the deep mooring field and the Sir Francis Drake Channel while divers dove Santa Monica rock and the Wreck of the RMS Rhône.
After a physically tiring morning, students were ready to refuel on a copious lunch. In order to prepare for the reprovisioning later in the day, we ate lots of leftover pasta, sandwich fixings, and dips.
Following lunch, DSD and fun divers split off to go diving while the remaining students sailed to Nanny Cay. Underway, a docking lesson was taught in preparation for spending the night at the Nanny Cay Marina.
The late afternoon at Nanny was very exciting: not only did kids have shop time, but they also helped with reprovisioning! The crew was thrilled to see Mac n cheese, Oreos, mangos, watermelons and much much more loaded onto boats! Seeing all the reprovisioned food motivated everyone to prepare barbecue chicken, sautéed potatoes, peppers and onions!
Following dinner, a social on docks took place and students were able to mingle with other programs on fleet. After, boat meeting and power down occurred!
More photos coming soon!
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.