Staff Update Day 10
Posted: Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Good day fair viewers of the great Calypso blog, this is sailing instructor Mitch. Its been a week or so since our eager diving instructor Linda checked in on the blog and a lot of remarkable events have unfolded. All of our students have passed their PADI open-water diver exams and have only three dives left before they’re fully certified. Mary-Kate and Larry had a Remora follow them around for their whole dive today, which was very fun for them. Remoras are the fish that suck onto larger fish to clean them. This one seemed to have an attraction for our students. Our students are also surprising me daily with their quickly retained knowledge of sailing. Celia and Jerome understand knots well enough to teach them to the other students. Madison, Alex and Christian all drive the boat with ease (a skill it took me years to learn). A few days ago while Margaret was driving she said that steering a sailboat was the most relaxing thing she has ever done. This resonated through the whole crew. Alberta, Roberto and Ricardo all came here with extensive knowledge of sailing but have never translated it to English. Learning the names and terms for sailing in Italian and Spanish (as well as English) has been fun for the group. On night seven we hosted a Lifeworks Forum aboard our own boat. The forum topic was about values and all twelve students participated with complete fulfillment. Kelly posed the question about how the values of your family have helped you create your own values? She answered that I didn’t fully understand what that meant before I came to ActionQuest but this trip has fully changed my understanding for the better. The whole group cheered.