The Show Goes On
Posted: Fri, Jul 15, 2011
Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Today we started by waking up extra early to sail from Vixen Point to Mountain Point. It was a beautiful sunrise. Although we only motored to Mountain Point it was a gorgeous ride and a very nice way to wake up. Once we got to Mountain Point we anchored in the fleet with most of the other ActionQuest boats. Mary Jewell was at the back of the fleet so we were at the back of the group, which give us a beautiful view without any obstructions. Today was another rotation day. We started with waterskiing with Jack and Averill (our skipper) driving the dinghies, we had a blast and got lots of wind. Our second activity was man overboard drills. We learned lots of drills and hopefully what we learnt will help us when that actually happens (let’s hope it doesn’t though). For lunch we had an amazing soup made of white beans and some noodles. After lunch the Questers went snorkeling and saw amazing coral and sea animals and creatures. The Vegas went on their checkout dive to prepare them for the actual thing, going down as low as 30 feet. The Barracudas went on a naturalist dive looking at plants and animals, which is a really exciting dive. Later on MJ’s shipmates had shower time, which is most of the shipmates favorite activity, especially mine. For dinner we had a delicious caesar salad with chicken, risotto, and corn. As always cleanup is not everyone’s favorite activity, but of course the Mary Jewell’s shipmates always seem to make it fun and exciting . Be blasted Beatles music and danced while cleaning up. Tonight the Quest are completing their certification for CPR. The Barracudas are doing a night dive for the first time (exciting!) and the Vegas are going to be briefed on what they are doing tonight- supposedly and exciting mystery night! The weather today was fantabulous. It was calm and warm, perfect weather for all the watersports. I know that the shipmates miss their families, but don’t worry, we’re having a lot of fun. P.S. We all love the song “The Show Goes On” so it was blasted all day!