BVI: Session 3 - Caribbean Soul
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2011
We started the day at 6:30 am at Pond Bay. Everyone woke up and the chefs started cooking/preparing oatmeal for breakfast. After everyone finished eating the rest of the shipmates did their jobs, cleaned dishes and the rest of boat. The navigator found out we were going to Mountain Point first and how we would be getting there. Once it was time to leave Pond Bay the green watch took over first, which was Ian, Lorenzo, Stephanie, and I. We sailed around a reef and then the black watch took over. Later after they sailed the boat for a while the red watch took over and took us to Mountain Point. We all hung out on the ship for a bit and had lunch. Today we made sandwiches again, they were pretty good. After lunch we cleaned the dishes and everything else. Once everyone finished their jobs we did another drill, which was mooring. Earlier in the day the drill we did was tacking. Both drills went well. I think everyone learned a lot today. After we finished the drill we went back to the boat and then everyone got ready to go diving. I got ready to go snorkeling, it was pretty cool! There were a lot of really cool fish and a lot of neat other things. Everyone met up at the boat afterwards and then we started sailing again to Peter Island. The whole we there we sailed with the wind behind us. We ended up having dinner while we were on our way to Peter Island while we were sailing still. Once we got back we changed and headed to a boat for Lifeworks with a couple other boats and we talked about what would make our lives perfect. After we came back to the boat and celebrated Michael’s birthday!
Posted: Sun, Jul 31, 2011
Sundown on Savanna
Today was my first day as skipper. I didn’t really like waking everyone up, but knowing that everyone had their first dive they didn’t really fight it. Then Andrew and Stephanie cooked some eggs for breakfast. After cleaning the deck we headed off to the beach where Vegas got to go diving while the Carinas learned to windsurf and sail the Picos. Then we swapped and the Carinas went diving and the Vegas went sailing. After the dive we headed back to the boat for lunch, which was PB+J. After that the Vegas headed back to the beach while the Carinas were waiting to ski. Then we learned how to drive the dinghies. Then we got back to the boat Lorenzo made an amazing Italian dinner that we all gulped down. Well all in all I’m having an amazing time in the BVI. So this is my blog, hope it makes you jealous haha.
Posted: Sat, Jul 30, 2011
Today we woke up at 6, listened to the head instructor instruct and tell us all the rules. After we went down to the store and stocked up on snacks and sweets before heading off. At around one we ate lunch and went for a much needed refreshing swim. Sailing on from our lunch spot we encountered some bad weather and laughs when the boat tipped. Some laughs later, we arrived to our destination. Looking before us the land unraveled into a beautiful paradise. After eating dinner we all had a scuba chat.
Posted: Fri, Jul 29, 2011
The Beginning of Real Life
Location: West End, Tortola
This day marks the beginning of a journey. When you arrived you were greeted by Mike, who showed us around the boat and got us checked in. After we got checked in and settled we had to do swim tests. The test included four laps and treading water for ten minutes. Later we had dinner and started our duties. Then we went over roles and procedures in a group. Lastly we took showers using hoses and prepared for bed. Most everybody stayed up late and got to know everyone better.