Day 16- Sailing Practical Test, Oh My!
Posted: Wed, Jul 2, 2014
Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Today started with a “late” morning at 7am. We woke up to the yummy smell of pancakes made by Jason and Richard. The last of the Nutella was scraped out of the jar and peanut butter was smeared (of course it was creamy because that’s the best kind). After a satisfying breakfast we helped the other ships off the dock and then we pushed off. Everyone gathered into the cockpit to listen to Mitch talk about the test! Everybody was filled with nerves as the day began. The morning sped by as the wonderful sailors steered Calypso through the warm Caribbean waters. My turn came and the boat heeled over to the point where everyone on the low side was splashed with the salty water. Finally after everyone was done we sailed to Sandy Spit. Rango sped us to shore as we made another we landing. Coral was everywhere on shore and waves splashed against the sand. The girls gave themselves sand beards and splashed in the water. After a wonderful beach afternoon we went back home and showered off the back. Dinner started filling the galley with the scent of HOT DOGS! A dinner of hot dogs, rice, beans and cornbread topped off a great day. Life here on Calypso is magnificent if you can’t already tell!