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Sierra 3, Charlie 3, Foxtrot 3 and Alpha 4, Day 11: Nanny Cay!

By wpdev August 17, 2019
Written by Stasia Babicki
Edited by Allie Faulkner

Day 11

To start day 11 off right, we woke up in beautiful Little Harbor to a lovely morning. A couple of campers took an early morning swim soaking in the crystal clear water before breakfast. For breakfast we had pancakes and French toast; delicious! After breakfast, the rescue divers went diving, along with some fun divers. Everyone else got ready for a great sail to Nanny Cay.  It was a short sail in distance so we made it long by tacking around the channel, enjoying one of our last sails.

Just before lunch, we docked at Nanny Cay marina on Tortola. We had smooth dockings all around; great way to start the afternoon! All of the four boats on fleet docked right next to each for an infinite amount of adventure and boat hoping. The divers met us at Nanny Cay after an exciting two tank dive.  For lunch boats made a variety of foods like grilled cheese, tomato soup and pasta. The kids needed the extra energy and food to do a vigorous boat clean to pass inspection before they were allowed to go hang out on the dock. They worked hard to make to the boat sparkle and shine. Once they passed cleaning inspection they were able to enjoy some shops, a pool and air conditioned showers, WOOO. They bought snacks at the grocery store and souvenirs at the gift shop, bopping around all afternoon. Campers also got the opportunity to go on a truck tour around Tortola if they wanted.

Once everyone returned they had the chance to call their parents and have a couple minutes of long desired WiFi.  After phone time ended, they started to make dinner, the last dinner they would be cooking on the boats! We all had a fabulous dinner of curry chicken, coconut rice and fried plantains. It was many kid’s first time having plantains and they loved them!  After washing the dishes and tidying up, all the boats got to have a social together and hangout. La Boheme had a dance party whilst the other boats chilled out and enjoyed each other’s company. They hopped around boat to boat sharing laughs and good times. Eventually they had to go back to their home boats. We all gathered on the bows of our boats for boat meeting. Most boats had a quick boat meeting talking about their day and the next day approaching. Then they all dozed off to sleep while whispering to their new best friends.

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.