May 28, 2017
There’s something about the islands that capture any adventuresome mind. For some, it’s the constant winds or the mountain peaks against Caribbean skies. For me, it’s the ocean.
A strange and different world lives beneath the wind and waves. Even the smallest plot of reef sustains life for each of its members whether they swim freely, or simply sway in the current. Beauty is found on these reefs in the smallest of details; the most intricate of designs.
Some of the sea’s mysteries seem to explain our world more adequately than we do. Our boat mimics the beautiful intricacies of the microcosm of the reef. Each mate contributes an invaluable piece of themselves in the life we have onboard. It’s not simply about fulfilling individual duties; but rather, we create something even more beautiful through knowing the hands working along side our own. Our sailing trip will come to an end, all voyages do. But the friendship we build along the way, those adventures can last a lifetime.
Sarah M, age 21, Echo student, Chicago, IL
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.