Day 19: Race Day!
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Location: The Bight, Norman Island
SNAP! I woke up to the sound of one of my hammock’s string’s snapping. I didn’t fall far — only a foot or so to the salon table — and it was all made better by the fact that, when I went inside to grab some cereal for breakfast, I discovered two more bags of frosted flakes that we hadn’t realized were there. After breakfast we made our way to the port of Road Town. Nick, Alan and I went to the Chinese food place which was great. After that we were off to the grocery store to buy the essentials for the last days — Jiffy Puff, Oreos and Kool-Aid. Once we made it back to our boat we all knew it meant game-time! It was race day! As our boats began to line up for the start we blasted Eye of the Tiger and let the taunting fly. After a long race and every effort put forth, we ended with a satisfactory second place, second only to Mary Morgan, the rescue boat. After that long sail, who wouldn’t go for some cheddar broccoli pasta? All in all, today was a great and memorable day just like the rest . . . and it’s only going to get better if the smell of brownies in the oven is anything to go by!