written by Tango mate, Sarah McMeikin
June 30, 2017
Today was another well-needed sleep-in after so many full days of sunny activities and diving. We had a delicious breakfast buffet before de-docking from Nanny Cay. It was only our second time de-docking since the beginning of program; we moved slowly and steadily and made it out of the docks and channel victorious. We then raised our sails and set them towards Sandy Cay. It was learned that Sandy Cay is one of the filming locations of the famous Pirates of the Caribbean film series. We orchestrated a few extra tacks for good practice while we were heading to the glorious destination.
Once at Sandy, lunch went down like a treat and then we proceeded to shore to play games on the white sandy beaches, in the turquoise waters and then take a hike around the rather small island. After about two hours on shore, we headed back to boats to motor on to Little Harbour on Jost Van Dyke. Being such a short distance, we didn’t get time to put our sails up but it was a beautiful afternoon to be on the water.
Once there and on the ball, we had some time for another snorkel and splash in the water before showers and cleaning duties. At about 5p.m., we got the executive call to head on round to Great Harbour due to an unfortunately crowded harbor filled with other guests for the night. We instead up-anchored and moved right on and ordered our dinner to be delivered right to our boat! Our crew enjoyed the luxury extravagance that that order entailed 🙂 Dinner was from the local restaurant, BBQ chicken, rice and coleslaw. After dinner, we had time for a boat meeting and hot chocolates before heading to bed for tomorrow’s Challenge day!