A Bath And A Warm Welcome Home
Posted: Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Our fun filled day started bright and early with watches starting at 1 in the morning continuing watch shifts on the long journey back from the leeward islands back to the BVI. We arrived at the BVI at around 7 in the morning after our long sail of 16 hours from St. Barths. My watch team and I had the privilege to sail our vessel into our home turf of the BVI and Virgin Gorda. We finally reached our destination of The Baths and picked up a mooring while getting some well needed and well deserved sleep after a long night of sailing and watch switching. We made our exodus from our home of Sabamba and onto shore to explore the gigantic boulders thrown to their eternal resting places by a powerful volcanic eruption. We came ashore and took off quickly to the famous jumping rock and had our crew jump into the crystal blue waters of Virgin Gorda. After we finished jumping Jacob and I went to explore an underwater cave with an air pocket, which was incredible, but not for those that are claustrophobic. Then Jacob and I meet up again with the rest of our crew and decided to return to the underwater cave and show the rest of our crew this surreal sight. Finally, we made our way back to the dingy and made our way back to our floating estate of Sabamba for Ramen crafted expertly by Kris with fried egg, vegetables, and assorted optional meats on the side. After lunch we had a little of time to ourselves before Ruth decided that I was the Captain and make our way to Great Harbor Peter Island. We raised the sails and made our way. Before we knew we could see the AQ fleet and the feeling of home started to sink in the closer we got to GHP. Then we turned down into the wind for some sweet wing on wing downwind sailing finally we made it to GHP and were welcomed by our fellow AQ members and staff. We now felt the comfort of being surrounded by our own and we showered and made merry off the back of our boat and cooked dinner, which was Breakfast for Dinner. After consuming our breakfast for dinner we cleaned up, squeezed and prepared for some down time. Then Mike decided to show up and to destroy our mascot cup not only destroying the cup, but also destroying our spirit to continue on (But Will and Jacob decided to duct tape it back together again raising our hopes up slightly). We are now setting up to go to bed with a movie and some brownies. See you guys next time on the blog update we are all safe and healthy to settle the minds of our parents and we are all getting along for the most part.
Mom and Dad, Evan is doing alright by what I can see spying on him from my boat with binoculars love you and see you soon.