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Day 16- #MadeForTropics

Posted: Sat, Aug 13, 2016


Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Claire M.
Today is the last full day of our trip. We woke up at around 6:30 to make a quick breakfast before the big race. Of course, everyone was a little sad because we all knew that time was running out and that tonight would be the last of our nights, giggles and good times. Spirits still soared as the race began. Team B handled the sails and lines and I was practically horizontal with my hands on the helm. The race was over much too soon and we were already missing the sensation of handling the lines and the splash of the sea as the wind tugged at our sails. After the race, we began cleaning up the boat so we could return it to the charter company. As we piled our duffels onto the salon couches, we realized that the afternoon was speeding along. We bleached every inch of the boat, laughing and singing to our favorite music. It is incredible how our boat remained positive with dirtied Lysol wipes in our hands. We docked back at our starting place, reminiscing about our awkward arrivals onboard Caribbean Soul Too. The colorful cottages and prominent culture of West End surrounds us as cleaning comes to a close. Our war paint (applied for racing) was still brilliant on our cheeks. I cannot speak for everyone on board, but my time aboard this ship with the crew has been such an incredible experience. We all have found ourselves. Hugging and teary eyed we said goodbye to Jess as she disappeared in the dinghy. We love you Jess!!

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