written by Tango mate, Sarah McMeikin
June 27, 2017
Today, we woke up nice and early from another great sleep out on decks and in our hammocks for another day of adventures. After some ever popular cinnamon rolls, our divers got ready for a morning underwater. As the Open Water divers set off to continue their course, the certified divers headed to Wreck Alley for a fun dive with the best visibility seen in months. While some dove, the others dropped the mooring ball and went across to Salt Island. There, they did the beautiful hike that leads to a lookout unlike any other, with vistas across the islands, all while learning the history of the area. They then headed back to Cooper to pick up the divers for lunch, but not before lots of swimming!
After some yummy Caesar chicken wraps, we dropped the ball to set sail for the Pirates’ Bight on Norman Island. It was our first big sail, and we managed to raise the main sail and the jib for some nice easy sailing downwind in 10 knots of wind! We also learnt about the points of sail as we went along.
Once we arrived and successfully picked up a mooring ball, we had some free time to splash around the boat and play some games in the water. Showers and boat clean were done just before we sat down for a dinner of spaghetti carbonara. After our boat meeting, we all headed to our hammocks for an early night below the stars.
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.