written by Tango mate, Allie Faulkner
July 31, 2017
Today was Bitter End day and it was beyond a blast! We started the day with a great breakfast of French toast and were quickly ready to head to shore for fun activities all day. Once onshore, we went on a hike up Guy’s Trail to a beautiful overlook above the Bitter End resort. After the hike, we came back down to the beach where we were able to sign up for a range of activities.
Some of us chose to eat lunch at the pub while others packed a yummy lunch from Miss You. The crew was then able to take out small boats such as Hobie Cats and Getaways, where we sailed around for hours. We were also lucky enough to be able to do watersports and ride on Sail Caribbean’s watersporting tube called Poparazzi. Students enjoyed browsing among the many shops and stores, buying knick knacks, souvenirs and apparel along the way.
After a wonderful afternoon onshore, we headed back to our boat to prepare for Chili Cook Off! Chili Cook Off entails a friendly competition between our students on who can make the best chili and then present it to a team of judges while incorporating a theme of the students choosing. The judges of the competition are our friends, the traveling Chileans who visit strictly for the special event. Our Tango crew had a great theme of “Dance” and enjoyed putting on quite a show for the enthralled judges. After the Cook Off came to a close, we gave our boat a good clean, and began to wind down from the day with a boat meeting and went to sleep in preparation for another day on the water 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.