Foxtrot 1 & Sierra 1 Day 12: Turtling Session Graced Us With A Baby Octopus & Reef Shark!
Written by Foxtrot/Sierra mate, Kyra Benforte
July 5, 2017
This morning, we woke up at Trellis Bay on Beef Island. Our day started with a truck tour of the highs and lows of our beautiful home island of Tortola for our divers and time for our non-divers to peruse the many shops along the shoreline of Trellis.
On the truck tour, our divers got to drive around Tortola and see awe-inspiring vistas of surrounding islands from many of the peaks on Tortola! The non-divers enjoyed Aragorn’s Local Art Centre and Studio and Jeremy’s Kitchen at Trellis Bay and then headed back to our boats and completed pre-departure checks. We set our sails to Deadman’s Bay on Peter Island and had a breezy sail across the Sir Francis Drake Channel. At Deadman’s, we dropped our anchor and got ready for an afternoon of turtle tagging and a marine biology lesson.
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.