Day 13- Nurse Shark The Sleeping Beauty
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Location: Sommer’s Beach, Tortola
We began the day with scrambled eggs and delicious muffins. For the rest of the day we had four two-hour rotation periods. First, we learned about the mechanics of the ship (eg bilge pumps and float switches) in preparation for our sailing exam. Next we learned how to make awesome bracelets (or anklets) called Turk’s Heads. For lunch we had tortilla soup (loved it) and broke out the saltines. After lunch we went on a super exciting scuba dive at a dive spot called Sand Highway. The reef was gorgeous and we saw many cool reatures: a sleeping nurse shark, a lionfish and a kind of coral which has small tendrils of plant matter growing out of it. If you brush the tendrils they will quickly dart back into the coral together. About three minutes later they come back. We finished the rotations with wakeboarding. It was great. Finally, for dinner, we had a BBQ on the beach. It was a great day.