written by mate, Meredith Davies
July 24, 2018
This morning, the crews of Salome and Paso Doble woke up at the beautiful Salt Island for another day of excitement on Foxtrot and Sierra! Divers left fleet this morning for recreational diving while the rest of the group went on another hike of salt but this time to the other side of the island. The whole group hiked for about an hour but a few brave and daring souls made the trek up to the very top of Salt Island. From the top, we could see all of the BVIs and the beautiful water surrounding the mountainous island. It was absolutely breathtaking.
Following the hike, students spent time doing water-sports and sailing on Opal and Bella, Sail Caribbean’s 26ft training keelboats. Once the divers returned, we had a lunch of pasta salad to fuel up for our afternoon sail over to Trellis Bay.
Upon arrival, students had some time to play in the water on this hot afternoon before heading to shore to check out Aragorn’s, a local art studio/store with some really cool art pieces, knick knacks and tshirts. Once everyone was back on the boats, we made a delicious dinner of steak fajitas and had a thorough boat clean. We ended our night with boat meeting and telling funny stories before heading to bed. Students are looking forward to heading to Virgin Gorda tomorrow to see a new part of the islands!
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.