BVI: Session 2 - Knot Guilty
Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011
Very Action Packed and Wonderful Day!
Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
We woke up really easily with lots of rain. We were not really enthusiastic to do a hike with the rain for three hours, but soon after the sun was up it was perfect! We climbed up for one and a half hours and once we reached the top of the mountain everyone was tired but proud of themselves! We gazed at the beautiful view with a sense of accomplishment. The descent was easier than the climb up but hard too! When we came back to the port everybody went to the restaurant and ate a lunch and went to the shop for souvenirs. Then we came back to the boat and went to a wonderful island with white sand and coconut trees to build a sand castle. It was a competition with all the boats. We built a Jolly Roger titled Knot Guilty. It was awesome! And we swam in the beautiful sea. After we came back on the boat and went on another island. Everybody had showers and the girls wore beautiful dresses because we went to a party with a BBQ. The food was so good! It was a super night! And after a big day like that everybody came back to the boat and slept like babies!
Posted: Wed, Jul 20, 2011
Last Rotation Day
Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
This morning we woke up at a normal time (6:30) and ate a breakfast of cereal while we sailed. When we arrived at our next destination we started the last rotation day of the session, which is extremely hard to believe- time is flying by. We started out with waterskiing/wakeboarding. After we learned to make Turk’s Heads bracelets, which were hard and fun to make at the same time. The divers soon after went diving and then we set sail again, this time to Cane Garden Bay. On the way we watched a movie about environmental science and the importance of recycling. Tonight we are going to have another sail chat, which I am looking forward to.
Posted: Tue, Jul 19, 2011
Location: Sommer’s Beach, Tortola
Oggi, come ogni giorno, asiamo sueguati alle 6:30am. Dopo aver fatto colazione con I cereali abbiamo fatto wakeboard e sci d’acqua, poi siamo sauti sui pico e abbiamo battuto tutti. A pranzo abbiamo mangiato zoppa col formaggio e in seguito abbiamo repassato I nodi e ripassato la barca. Dopo Queste noiose due ore, finalmente, siamo andati a fare sub. Il mio Buddy er Pietro, il piu simpatico. In Questa stupenda immersione siamo arrivati a yo piedi (13 metri). Per ora Quest immersione e stata la piu bena e diveriente di tutte, perche abbiamo visto un sacco di belle cose e abbiamo giocato sott’acqua. Appena fornati in barca abbiamo ecceso il motore e a siamo recati alla spiaggia accanto, dove passeremo la notte. Prima di andare al BBQ sulla spiaggia lo e il mio amico Pietro a siamo cimentati nell ‘arte delle flessioni (100) e degu addominau (150). Ora dopo essera lauati siamo pronti per cenare.
Posted: Mon, Jul 18, 2011
Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Today we were privileged to sleep in to the latest allowed all trip: 7:30. Then we had the most relaxing morning, just chilling and hanging out until 10. Here is where the trouble began- we were separated from our beloved second in command, Tor. She left us to go dive at a prestigious shipwreck while we sailed the treacherous seas. Our handling lines and skippering led us to nearly jibe a couple of times. This didn’t go over too well with Cap’n Nick. Then we discovered that our engine was broken. By some majestic power (and the assistance of a dinghy towing us) we were able to sail to Trellis Bay in order to have an hour on land. Finally, our troubles over, we sailed to Muskmelon Bay and had Tor returned to us for a nice, relaxing chilli dinner. But our captain had one more challenge to overcome, a clogged head. We would all like to thank our wonderful captain for all his wonderful work.
Posted: Sun, Jul 17, 2011
Location: Marina Cay
Today was beautiful. This morning we woke up and said goodbye to lovely Mountain Point and sailed to the Chimneys for our second open water dive. The wind was strong and the sea was tumultuous, but by day 11 we have acquired our sea legs and there was no serious ocean induced nausea. Our second dive was wonderful. Being 40 feet from the surface for 30 minutes is so liberating, we could have dived all day. Our Questers Sophie and Allan snorkeled the area and really enjoyed themselves. After reviewing some dive skills we returned to our boat for chicken noodle soup, prepared for us lovingly by Allan and Peter. During lunch it began to rain and we huddled close to our bowls and each other to avoid getting wet(ter). Afterwards we set sail for Marina Cay where we had a chance to call our parents and peruse the shop’s plethora of tourist friendly goods for snacks, batteries, and other essentials. After returning to the boat smiling, and full of chocolate, we had a bit of an unsavory incident with a clogged head. Our captain, Nick, was the shining hero of the story. We had tortellini for dinner and we’re all looking forward to tonight’s “mystery activity.” I suspect another Lifeworks forum. We can’t wait for tomorrow’s adventure, and we can’t believe the trip is halfway over 🙁