Written by Foxtrot/Sierra mate, Paul McCormack
July 11, 2017
Day 18 started in Great Harbor on Peter Island with a beautiful sunrise to wake us all up for another beautiful day in the BVIs. Our day kicked into action straight from the morning wake up. As the crews were making sure each boat was ready for departure, Sierra students were shuttled to shore for extra time to work on their Sierra projects.
As we dropped the mooring ball, we enjoyed breakfast under the sun. A med-anchor lesson was delivered underway on our short motor to Little Harbor on Peter Island. As we arrived, we put what we had just learned into practice and med-anchored our boats within the harbor.
Next was time for turtling! A well-needed lunch was awaiting the turtle task force. Soon after the clean up was done, all of the divers were ready for their final dives of the trip at dive sites called Black Forests and Painted Walls. When the divers returned, we did a hike around an abandoned resort that once thrived on the island. We collected trash and had bags full adding to our time spent giving back for community service. As we winded down after a long and busy day, we reflected on what we all took from the day and shared stories in our adventures. We had our nightly boat meeting that set us up for the tradition of Sail Caribbean Olympics which would take place 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.