Posted: Wed, Jun 27, 2012
Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s already day 9! It’s definitely going by fast and I don’t want it to end. We started the day with probably the best ActionQuest scrambled eggs in the history of the program, along with toast and some water. Then we relaxed on the boat for several hours. As a group we practiced MOB drills (man overboard drills) about 12 times with two instructors, Jack and Liam. So yes, we could have paid more attention learning MOB drills, but in my defense 12 times is a lot to handle when you are surrounded by such a beautiful atmosphere. Our tummies were growling by 12:30 and so we sat in our anchored boat to eat a fabulous Tuscan white bean soup. Later on today we will have a dive test and I am very scared. I have already passed each quiz but this is the exam that truly counts to get our certification! Luckily we had a dive chat earlier this morning to review the test. After lunch was the first time I went scuba diving that it was actually deeper than 5 ft. It was 10 ft.! Diving was exciting, but I definitely enjoyed wakeboarding the most. I got to be on a dinghy with really cool people and I’ve never seen our staff member, Liz, laugh so hard. Guess what?! I actually stood up for what seemed like the first time (but really the second) and it was amazing. The dinghy and I came back home and were served a yummy dinner by Ben and Bernardo. Today was my turn to say the squeeze question, and I asked “what are three accomplishments you would like to do before college.” We got some very deep and thoughtful answers, which I thought were very interesting. Overall, today was a great day in general. Anyways, bye for now!