written by Tango Rotating mate, Marina Chissus
July 27, 2017
Today, we had an amazing day! We woke up at Norman Island and the first thing we did was get the Open Water divers ready to go on two dives. They all completed the first two Open Water dives in order to complete their certifications! The first dive was at Angel Fish Reef; it had so many beautiful fishes and a huge turtle that sat and ate while we all got to observe him. The next dive was to Rainbow Cannons. It’s a site known for it colorful coral. We had a blast and finished up our dives, heading back to Norman for the sail up to Little Harbour on Peter Island after lunch. The rest of the Tangos had a Marina Bio lesson from Zosha and also a pirate lesson about Norman Island. After, we all went to the big attraction of the island, the Caves! We snorkeled where black beard hid his treasure back in the day, plus saw so many different fish and coral!
After, we all had lunch and headed out to sail. Everyone worked together, dropped the morning ball and then raised the main, followed by the jib. We practiced mastering our tacking during the sail. When we got to the beautiful bay of Little Harbor, we learned how to med-anchor our boat with the help of our Program Director, Polli, and Fleet Captain, Aoife.
Once we were all med-anchored, we had some free time, went swimming, walked the beach, and played with the Alpha crews. Our chefs of the night got dinner cooking and then we ate together. It was so yummy! Then we did all of our chores and made sure the boat was clean before boat meeting. During boat meeting, we did rose, bud, thorn. It’s a game like high and low of the day but we added bud for what you are most excited about in the future. A lot of the roses were the snorkel at the caves! We got ready for bed and watched the stars till we fell asleep.