BVI: Session 2 - Magpie Bridge

Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011

Sidney’s Peace and Love

Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
Author: Brandon M.
Today we went on an amazing hike on the highest point of Tortola. It took us an average amount of time to go up and down but the best part was when we saw the view from the top. The worst part was when we went down. After the hike we went to the restaurant and ate burgers. Then we went to Sandy Cay to make sand castles and got first place. And now we are at Sidney’s Peace and Love restaurant.

Posted: Wed, Jul 20, 2011

Last Rotation Day

Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Author: Daniel G.
We had an early morning but luckily most of us went to sleep early. We moved to Muskmelon Bay as soon as we woke up and began our last rotation day. We Pico sailed first and then we waterskied and wakeboarded. After lunch we went diving. We then had a little sail over to Cane Garden Bay. We filled up on water and dropped anchor for the night. During dinner we made our elaborate plan for the sand castle competition tomorrow. We are all excited for the hike and sand castle competition tomorrow, but we also can’t believe we only have less than a week here.

Posted: Tue, Jul 19, 2011

Rotation Day!

Location: Sommer’s Beach, Tortola
Author: Rachel W.
Today we woke up to a gorgeous day! Blue skies and warm and sunny! A perfect day for a rotation day! After we had breakfast we learned how to make Turk’s Head bracelets! I had to restart my bracelet five times but it was definitely worth it! Our next rotation was waterskiing and wakeboarding. For the most part I think everyone did a great job staying up and had fun! We then had a chicken sandwich for lunch then went diving! This was the Vega’s second open water dive (very exciting). We saw a ton of fish, including a stingray, barracuda, and much more! Vegas went 36 feet! Carinas went 70 feet deep, but sadly did not see many fish. After a spectacular dive, we had a “vocational” chat, in which we learned about all of the amazing programs AQ has to offer! I can’t even pick one that sounds awful, they are all so interesting! After our chat we started to motor our way over to Sommer’s Beach, where we will have a whole program BBQ and anchor there for the night. After dinner we headed back to Magpie for a shower/dance party and then had a Lifeworks chat. A very exciting day, and now time to catch some zzzzs. Can’t wait for another amazing AQ day!

Posted: Mon, Jul 18, 2011

The Dogs

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Josie
We woke up like we usually do to the morning CD in Marina Cay. After slowly making our way up onto the deck we had cereal instead of the planned french toast because of the lack of bread onboard. After cleanup and deckie-ing we picked up anchor and sailed towards the Dogs.The plan was to sail around the Dogs for a couple hours, then have lunch. During the time we spent sailing a rainstorm came and passed, leaving us soaking wet. We had a lunch of tortilla soup and saltines and anchored when rainstorm numero dos came in and drenched us. That didn’t stop us from having a great time dancing and swimming in the rain. Maggie B. picked up our anchor once more to join the other AQ boats on our side to dive. I personally sat and read because it was too choppy to snorkel, but everyone else had a great dive. Now we are on our merry way to Muskmelon Bay, where we’ll have a dinner of chilli! And the evening activity is a sail chat, gotta go do my homework, but first I have to say it was an amazing day once again in the BVI.

Posted: Sun, Jul 17, 2011

Day 11

Location: Marina Cay
Author: Brandon M.
Today we had a chill day and sailed. We began by leaving Mountain Point. We sailed to get ready for our practical test on sailing. So after a couple hours of sailing and having fun, we went to Trellis Bay and bought a bunch of food and items. Chris, Jake, Oscar, David, and me all bought some things from this one store with hand carved things like coral hats. I bought some honey and Yahoos. After port we went to Vivo Libre and stayed there to go to Marina Cay because our boat was getting water. So that’s it, with a side of Lifeworks. Awesome!

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