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Day 14- The RMS Rhone

Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016


Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Max R.
We were up early for a quick trip from our spot in Great Harbor to Salt Island, before an oatmeal breakfast. We went for a swim off the transom before getting in the dinghy and heading over to Sambamba, a mere sailboat over what was once a great ship, the RMS Rhone. We all waited impatiently for tanks to get to the boat. We assembled our scuba kits and hopped off midships, descended 50ft, and headed towards the wreck. We soon reached it. There was an abundance of fish. Some were small. Many were huge! We saw a big barracuda and at our safety stop saw a sea turtle! We hopped back in the dinghy and headed back to the boat. Our boat was gonna head to Salt Island then. We hopped in Lava and headed ashore. There was a pair of ponds, brimming with salt. Genuine sea salt. It tasted salty. We hiked up to the peak of the island. The view from there was one of the better ones I’ve seen in my life. We headed down the hill and along a beautiful rocky beach. The beach was made up of coral and shells and sea fans. Salt Island was amazing. We ended the day heading back to Peter Island for a night’s rest. I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!

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