Tango 1 2018 Adventures Day 5 – Sighting The Wreck Of The RMS Rhone From Salt Island's Highest Peak
written by mate, Andrew Dyer
June 27, 2018
Students enjoyed a nice breakfast with a beautiful view of Great Harbor before they set sail for Salt Island. On the way to Salt, students learned how to anchor for when we arrived, we would put our knowledge to the test. After a successful anchoring, we headed a lunch preparation and enjoyed our meal from the cockpit of our vessel. Then, all went to shore.
While hiking to one of the peaks on the island, we all learned the story of the wreck of the RMS Rhône. From the top of the mountainous peak, we all witnessed the shipwreck itself, sunk right off from the 360 degree vista lookout. On a day when the water is clear and the sun is at just the right angle, you can see the ship sitting in pieces on the bottom of the ocean floor.
After descending, we enjoyed some fun downtime on the boat and splashed around in the water. Our evening was a bit more serious (though there were still plenty of laughs to go around) as we all shared our goals for the program. It was a really great time in which the students got to know each other a little bit better.
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.