BVI: Session 2 - Caribbean Soul
Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011
There’s Another Hill?!
Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
Today was a very busy day for Caribbean Soul. We woke up at 5:30 and prepared to hike to the peak of Tortola. It was a hike of four miles up and four back. The majority of the hike was very steep, leaving us all a nice challenge. After stopping for water and enjoying the view, we all realized going down a steep hill is not as easy as it sounds! After this, and lunch in port, we sailed to a small island and had a sand castle building competition. Caribbean Soul tied for first place, with a scuba diver giving an “ok.” We again set sail to Sydney’s Peace and Love, where we ate dinner. We got to experience some advanced sailing when anchored stern to a dock. We had a dinner fit for champions and then shopped in the t-shirt stores. Our very early day ended when we began to get ready for bed at 10:30.
Posted: Wed, Jul 20, 2011
Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Today we sailed back to Muskmelon Bay and had a rotation day. We did deep dives, waterskiing, and learned how to tie the Turks Head bracelets. We made applesauce and brownies for breakfast, it was amazing. While everyone was busy with with waterskiing and scuba diving, I was the chef and made maybe the best tuna salad ever. At about 1:30 we set sail to Cane Garden Bay, where we will hike and hang out the next day. Once we got there we had fresh water showers on the dock and jammed to everyone’s favorite song Colder Weather.
Posted: Tue, Jul 19, 2011
An Incredible Skipper And A Good First Mate
Location: Sommer’s Beach, Tortola
Today we have done a good job working together. We have done a rotation day, doing skiing, diving, sailing, and listening to Ted talk about the boat. Our skipper of today was me and my first mate was Ted, but I have done all the jobs. The weather today was really hot and sunny. Tonight we have a BBQ on the beach. I hope it will be great. Now all the people swimming and having fun and I have to write this blog. I lost in a Pico race because the team of Annabelle was really good. Tiger did a good job kneeboarding. Tomorrow will be another great day in ActionQuest.
Posted: Mon, Jul 18, 2011
Sailing and Port
Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Today was a good day in the Caribbean. We practiced sailing maneuvers such as tacks and beam reaches for roughly 2 hours. We then went to port from 11:30 to 2:30. The sandwiches here were the best I have ever had, the mahi mahi was amazing. There were dogs and cats running around. We then sailed to Muskmelon Bay. We had chilli for dinner. Then it was time for movie night. Fun day!
Posted: Sun, Jul 17, 2011
Hey You, We Are So Much Better Than You
Location: Marina Cay
Today we left Mountain Point and headed off towards the Dog Islands. We sailed off anchor just to show off. On our way we ate breakfast and tried to sail through Seal Dog, but we couldn’t because it was too shallow. We then sailed onto the mooring, earning us some sweet gnar points. We dove at the Chimneys, which was an awesome dive. After getting back to the boat and taking Hibiclens showers, we set off again. The dive was beautiful, as always. The advanced divers saw an eel and got to dive around the Chimneys. The rest of us did skills beneath the ocean floor. When we left the Dogs we sailed off the mooring and got called out over the radio for our skill, earning us 30,000 gnar points. We then sailed to Marina Cay. One the way we practiced jibing with our watches. Everyone did a good job, and learned a new sail or reviewed an old one. The sail was nice and short and we arrived at Marina Cay. We sailed onto the mooring again, and in front of some other boats. As you can see, we like to show off. We all got to port, got our phones and food, and some refreshing, delicous ice cream. Tonight we have a Lifeworks gathering with all of ActionQuest. Today was filled with showing off, gnar points, diving, and sailing- just another perfect day in the BVI.