Written By: Michael Wienzierl
Today we woke in the beautiful Lee Bay, after a spectacular breezy full moon Caribbean night. After turning in our dirty laundry for wash and a breakfast buffet, we pulled up our anchors and set sail for Great Harbour, which turned out to be a mellow and iconic late morning sail through the Sir Francis Channel. Upon arrival at Great Harbor, we had some down time on our boats to play games and swim in the deep blue waters. We pizza bagels filled our bellies for lunch.
The real action of the day started when Fleet Captain Adam got on the VHF, announcing the commencement of the infamous dinghy dares. We had a blast competing with the other boats in the fleet in a number of quarantine-friendly challenges, including best boat cheer, seeing which boat could fit the most number of clothes on a counselor, drawing boat mascots, coming up with costume/story combos, and concocting the most refreshing tropical drink for the judges. Every boat had great participation’s day enthusiasm, and it was so nice finally getting to interact with the rest of the fleet- if only from the dinghy. It was also awesome seeing some sea turtles for the first time prepping their heads out to breath at the surface of the water around our boats.
After the friendly competition was over, we all showered up and got dinner (chicken burritos) prepared, right as a huge thunderstorm blew right over us! The lightning was strong and beautiful, so we all turned off our electrical breakers, and the storm lasted almost a whole hour. It was a really spectacular light show, as we sheltered inside our boats together. The storm ended as bedtime approached, and we all went to sleep hoping for a dry and sunny morning.