August 4, 2016
We started our day at 8a.m. and began making chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast! The chocolate chips took the pancakes to the next level and everyone enjoyed them. During breakfast, we designed the flag to represent our boat during the Olympics that were to come.
After breakfast, we went to Long Bay off of Beef Island from Monkey Point on Guana Island. It was a short ride and once we reached Long Bay, we anchored and students had the option to do a mangrove snorkel. A few students went on the snorkel and saw some lion fish, a few tarpon, a huge porcupine fish, and many other cool fish.
Once everyone returned, lunch was started and after a quick meal, we went to shore for Olympics! Every boat from every program was at Long Bay for Olympics and it was great for people to reconnect with friends they have on other programs that they haven’t seen in a while.
Olympics was a smashing success with everyone having fun and getting sandy. For the rest of the afternoon, everyone had the chance to go on Poparazzi, wake boarding or tubing. There were also kayaks, Pico’s, and stand up paddleboards available for people to use. At the end of the afternoon, land staff treated us to a barbecue and made hamburgers and hot dogs! Once everyone was full, we returned to our respective boats and had a nice peaceful last night together as an individual boat.
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.