Day 10- Bobbing Bill The Buoy
Posted: Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Today was another rotation day at Mountain Point. Today Picos were traded for man overboard drills and confined water diving was substituted with our first open water dive. It was amazing being able to submerge ourselves into the quiet calm that inhabits the world beneath the waves. Despite the quiet, the ocean floor was bustling with activity. We saw many cool fish and plant life and from the deck of our boat we were fortunate enough to see two sea turtles. Then in the afternoon we had a huge pile of grilled cheese for lunch. Because of a dare our skipper Annie ended up having to finish all the leftover grilled cheese. After lunch we moved to fellow sail side boat Calypso to practice man overboard drills. Poor Bill the buoy spent more time bobbing up and down in the waves than we wanted. However, after man shouts of “man overboard,” everybody onboard successfully helped save Bill at every post on the boat- from skipper to pointer. In the evening a small rainstorm passed through, leaving us with rather damp dinner conditions. After deciding on a movie we settled into the cabin to bake brownies and watch the movie. Despite the action-packed nature of the day it is impossible not to look out the window at some point of the day and appreciate the beauty of the place we are in.