Written by Mate-In-Training, Quintin Cirko
July 9, 2017
Today we woke up at the Bitter End Yacht Club and had an early morning sail to Mountain Point on Virgin Gorda. As we were anchoring, we saw a huge white spotted eagle ray breach the surface! After anchoring, we made breakfast and snorkeled the Kodiak Queen, a newly sunken boat at Mountain Point with a wicked history and purpose. We had a delicious lunch of pizza bagels and then spent the rest of our afternoon hanging around the most beautiful Mountain Point.
We went tubing, wakeboarding, and riding our infamous tube Paparazzi all afternoon long! Some of us saw twenty dolphins while we were tubing and they followed us around for a half hour! We also got to spend time swimming to and visiting our friends on the other boats in our fleet. We made dinner and then had a lesson on night adaptations for different marine animals and bioluminescence! Our lesson was followed by a night snorkel at Mountain Point Reef. On our night snorkel we saw an octopus, a baby shark, and another stingray! Our night ended with hot chocolate and excitement for Challenge day tomorrow!
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.