July 28, 2016
Today, we made a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and cinnamon rolls. Our Open water divers left for a dive in the morning and returned having received their OW certifications! Today’s sail would take us from Trellis Bay to Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor. During the sail, we did a lesson about right of way, or in other words, the “rules of the road” on the water. Even more exciting, one of our very own students taught the lesson to the rest of our group! He did an excellent job of explaining all the rules.
When we got to VGYH, we docked the boat and after passing our cleaning inspection with flying colors, the students got their phones to call their families to check in and tell them everything we’ve been up to. After, our fun divers went out diving and everyone else got free time to explore on shore. The students could go visit shops, buy knick knacks, enjoy smoothies, and eat snacks or tasty ice cream-y treats. Later on, we dissected squids and lionfish to learn even more about fish anatomy! Although very cool and interesting, the smell was definitely no one’s favorite.
For dinner, we enjoyed taco salad for and then one of our boats, Moselle, cooked cake for the entire fleet. The students loved having free time in the evening to hang out with kids from other boats and programs, and relax on the trampoline. We ended our night with a boat meeting and after that, every camper retreated to their sleeping corners to lay their head down for the night.
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.