BVI: Session 2 - Knot Guilty

Posted: Sat, Jul 16, 2011

The Best Day Yet

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Lulu D.
Today our ship woke up to a delicious breakfast of pancakes. They were gone in two seconds flat. After we had everything cleaned up, we sat down with Captain Nick who taught us how to read and use the navigation charts, and then we planned tomorrow’s sail. Afterwards we all went waterskiing. Pete finally got up on skis, and the water was so clear it was like glass. Back on the boat Federico learned how to do a backflip! We all clapped and cheered. We also set up a prank on another boat (shhh) that should go into action tomorrow. We went back to the boat after waterskiing and ate grilled cheese, which again was surprisingly good. We then went to another boat and learnt the man overboard procedures. We practiced by throwing a fender overboard and saving it. We even named the fender. When we were done practicing the drills, we went straight to the dive boats to do our first open water dive! We were all very anxious getting ready to dive, but we all overcame our fears, and the second we were in the water and saw the beautiful scenery, we completely forgot what we were panicking about in the first place. It was unanimously agreed that it was the most stunning thing we had ever seen. We had turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes for dinner, and we all went around and said what we were thankful for. We were all thankful for our health, our families, the people around us, and this beautiful trip that we have all experienced together. We all agreed that this was the best day yet.

Posted: Fri, Jul 15, 2011

Excitement at Mountain Point

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Allan D.
Today was an exhilarating day. After a very slow start this morning, we all finally woke up and had some delicious scrambled eggs and muffins. This helped us finish waking up, and once the dishes were washed and stowed we began our fun activities for the day! I started out with some snorkeling, and saw a gorgeous rainbow bluish fish that glimmered and shined. There was another one blending into the sand below that I didn’t even notice until it shot off at some ridiculous speed when I swam over and startled it. The coral was also really awesome, there was one kind that looked like a brain! After the snorkeling we had first aid and CPR, in which I had the task of lying down and pretending to be unconscious- two things I excel at! Finally I had a delicious lunch and went on to mooring ball practice, in which I did a stupendous job parking- why everyone complains about parallel parking. I then moved on to sailing Picos, which was incredibly fun because the wind was gusty and shifty. Now I am sitting down to chicken caesar salad, corn, and risotto.

Posted: Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Razze Volanti

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Pietro B.
Oggi dopo una pausa in porto per rifornica di cibo e agua, abbiamo issato le vele e fatto rotta per Anegada. Siamo stati suula spiaggi a fare il bagno, abbiamo giocato a frisbee, e fatto le foto di grupo. Dopo siamo tornati in barca e siamo andati a Mountain Point, dove attualmente simo ancorati. Dopo essera fatti la doccia ci siamo seduti a tavola e abbiamo mangiato messicano. Nel complesso insomma e stata una bellissima giornati de sole e vela!

Another Day At The Beach

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Nicholas K.
Today when we woke up Matt and Sophie made french toast, which was very good. After that we went snorkeling and saw a lot of fish, like barracuda, lobsters, and a sting ray. After that we sailed Hunters for a while until a storm came and made us end early. Then we had lunch, which was mac and cheese made by Sophie, Matt, and Blake. Later on we went Pico sailing which was very fun. Now we are going to a big party on the beach with all the other crews on each boat. I can’t wait and I know everyone will have lots of fun!

Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Un Dio de Equipo

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Reyes G.
Hos nos hemos levantado muy pronto. Luego hemos empezado los actividades. Blake, Pietro, Allan, y yo los hemos ido a hacer snow en el agua y por fin Blake y yo nos hemos levantado. Despues tocaba windsurf. La ultimo actividad a sido trabajo en equipo a la playa haciendo diferentes juegos todos juntos. Esta noche toco clase de navega.

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