BVI: Session 2 - Calypso
Posted: Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Staff Update Day 21
Location: West End, Tortola
And just like that, our time on board Calypso has come to an end. What an amazing three weeks of sailing, diving and adventure! Our crew is now full of certified Open Water and Advanced Open Water divers, as well as beginner sailors and flotilla skippers. Most importantly, the crew has become a well-oiled machine and a family, and each shipmate offers so much to this team. Megan and Maddi keep the smiles on our faces while Kade and Sebastian keep us laughing uncontrollably. We’ve all learned so much from Spencer’s fun facts and the bits of random knowledge he throws out. Margaux continues to impress us with her power over the helm, while Laetitia’s waterkiing skills still shock and amaze us. Alex and Roberto have managed to sail Calypso like professionals. David’s work ethic is so admirable and his sailing skills are also very impressive. Nicole is everyone’s biggest supporter; she always lends a helping hand or a word of encouragement where needed. The boat’s ball of sunshine, Christine, radiates happiness and positivity and keeps us all going, even at the end of our longest days. It has been truly incredible watching this group of strangers grow as individuals and as a crew. David, Alex and I will miss them all very much!
Final Video Update for Session 2 BVI
Location: British Virgin Islands
We wrap up our final week with our students putting their newly earned sailing certifications to the test in 3 races while still making time for some amazing diving on the famous wreck of the RMS rhone and a trek to the top of Mt. Sage, the highest point in the BVI. Our students reflect on their experience and the amazing relationships they developed over the past 3 weeks.
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Day 20- Last Day
Location: West End, Tortola
Today we woke up with the rain. We had to clean our boat all the inside and the outside. After I had the skipper’s meeting and then we sailed, it was a race. The winner got a trophy. We had lunch at West End and we’re gonna sleep here. We all ate together like a big family. We’re sad because it’s our last day together. We had our afternoon free and we passed a really good day together. I’m the last skipper of this session and I’m really proud. Tonight we’re going to have a BBQ and squeeze. I’d like to say thank you to ActionQuest because now I’ve got a second family that I’m never going to forget! Thank you for a superb session.
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Day 19- Road Town
Location: The Bight, Norman Island
We started the day with pancakes and cereal. We went skiing after breakfast — so much fun. Later we went to Road Town to have lunch and we saw a dolphin on the way. Before docking we then saw a ray jumping five feet out of the water which was awesome. We ate Chinese food and ice cream in Road Town. I got WiFi in the ice cream store and talked to my parents. Now we’re heading to the Bight and getting ready for the race tomorrow! Tonight we’re going to write the cards for our shipmates.
Posted: Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today I woke up in Great Harbor, Peter Island! After eating cereal for breakfast, we started off the day early by boating to Salt Island. The counselors told us the story of the RMS Rhone wreck on the way to our destination. I was so excited to learn that we would be diving the shipwreck that day. Before the dive, the Calypso Vegas cleaned the boat and enjoyed a morning of snorkeling and swinging on a rope swing off the mast. When it came time to dive, we headed to Zourite to gear up. The dive was amazing!! We saw so many colorful fish and we got to actually swim through the shipwreck. It was the best dive yet. When we surfaced, we headed back to Calypso to once again boat back to Great Harbor for the night. We ended the day with breakfast for dinner which was delicious. Overall it was a great day, and I am looking forward to my last few days with my ActionQuest family.