written by Tango mate, Sarah McMeikin
July 3, 2017
Today, we woke up to the much anticipated Bitter End day! After some yummy breakfast, we headed to shore to meet up with the Delta and Alpha programs to being our day. We started with a beautiful (and slightly more rigorous than are usual hikes) hike along Guys Trail at the Bitter End, Virgin Gorda. The trail wound its way up the mountain through forest and cactus, passing some amazing views of Saba Rock and the North Sound along the way. After some group photos at the top, we wound our way down, finishing the loop back to base. We quickly jumped in the beautiful blue waters after such a hot and sweaty hike.
From there, it was time for some lunch at the Crawl Pub before afternoon activity rotations began. In the afternoon, the campers could sign up for Hobie cat sailing, tubing or wakeboarding for an hour at a time. There was also the option of shopping, relaxing in the many available hammocks in the shade or playing beach games and swimming at the beach. It’s one of our most action-packed days built into program as well as time allotted for some much needed relaxing among friends too.
By 5p.m., we were heading back to boats for some delicious chicken and veggie fried rice for dinner. After dinner, we shuttled back to shore, this time to Saba Rock for specialty drinks, some scrumptious desserts and socializing with the other programs before heading to bed for the big Olympics day 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.