Foxtrot 2 & Sierra 2 2018 Adventures Day 7 – Swimming With Sea Turtles In Great Harbour, Peter Island
written by mate, Claire Lennarz
July 21, 2018
This morning, we awoke at Village Cay on Tortola and were able to sleep in until 8:15! The crew then prepared a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bagels, yogurts, and fresh fruits. After breakfast, everyone headed into Roadtown, the Heart of Tortola, for some infamous ice cream, time at the grocery store and a visit to the surf shop. The students thoroughly enjoyed some time on land and exploring Roadtown.
After a fun morning, everyone reconvened on boats for lunch preparation where sandwiches on fresh baguettes were consumed. This energized everyone for a de-docking lesson, a successful de-docking and an exceptional sail to Great Harbour on Peter Island.
Upon arrival at Great Harbour, the crew picked up a mooring ball and got ready to go turtling! We witnessed turtles for the first time on program and were able to enjoy a snorkel on the beautiful reef.
After a long afternoon in and on the water, the crew took part in a Sail Caribbean tradition: Chili Cookoff! The boats chose a theme, created a skit and most importantly, prepared some delicious chili for three special guest judges. After a fun dinner filled with laughs, everyone went to bed excited for a circumnavigation of Peter Island 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.