BVI: Session 3 - Lady Aubrey
Posted: Sat, Aug 13, 2016
Day 16- Last Whole Day
Location: West End, Tortola
We had an early start this morning with cereal and oatmeal for breakfast. Mood levels were slightly low as everyone realized how little time we had left. This soon changed though when we began to prepare for our race. All 7 boats lined up and then we were off. The race was so much fun and we listened to music and took turns on the helm. Unfortunately we finished last, however it was very close. Next came boat appreciation where we cleaned EVERYTHING and packed our bags. Now we have shore time and will finish program with a dock chat from Mike tonight.
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2016
Day 15- Road Town
Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Today we woke up to have a quick swim before breakfast. For breakfast we ate some delicious and fluffy pancakes. After that we took the boat to Road Town and enjoyed two hours of shore time. We ate lunch on shore and some of us brought some more snacks for our last day tomorrow. After the shore time, which we also used to contact our parents, we started to sail over to Norman Island. We listened to a lot of music and just enjoyed the sail. We also took a lot of photos and all in all we had a lot of fun. The view from Norman Island is just stunning and beautiful. In addition the sail was our first sail without the help of Shannon, we mastered it completely on our own. For dinner our staff members left for a meeting on another boat but we are still doing all of our chores. It is really surprising how fast time has flown by and that our last day on the water is going to be tomorrow. I still think we all had a lot of fun together and we will enjoy tomorrow without feeling too sad about having to leave on the next day.
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016
Day 14- Salt Island
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we woke up to a wonderful xylophone rendition of “Story Of My Life” by One Direction, as we have for the past two weeks We motored over to Salt Island while we ate a breakfast of oatmeal and cereal. Once we got there we promptly got on our scuba gear and dove the wreck of the RMS Rhone. It was some of the most breathtaking experiences we’ve ever had. There were hundreds of fish swimming in and out of the wrecked ship. We also saw a forest of coral, overgrown on the wooden hull, as well as some sea turtles. Afterwards we headed back to the boat for a lunch of sandwiches. In the afternoon we headed ashore to hike around Salt Island. It’s called Salt Island because, guess what, there’s salt on it. Two large salt ponds sat in the middle, with large rocky hills on the other side. We go off on the sandy beach side and hiked past the lagoons over to the rocks. The view of the rocks was amazing, as was climbing around. We also hung out on the beach. Later we motored back to Peter Island, where we started our day. We had an amazing dinner, breakfast for dinner, including pancakes, sausages, and eggs. Right now we’re getting set to go to a Lifeworks Forum. Can’t wait for tomorrow.
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016
Day 13- #Sailing
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
After a fun BBQ last night we woke up to the beautiful sun in Sandy Spit. We started the day with cereal and fruit. Then we were off to the West End of Tortola. On the way we took our practical sailing test, which had the crewmembers take turns tacking and jibing. We then arrived in West End where we had shore time, aka we ate a lot! After our feast everyone returned to the boat except for myself, who had to be briefed on our race. Afterwards I went back to the boat, where we began our race. The beginning went well but we then realized that our jib was potentially broken, so we pulled out of the race and used our motor. We ended up arriving in Peter Island and immediately went for a swim. We then had delicious burritos for dinner. We are about to have our last sail chat before our written test tomorrow. Today has been an awesome day filled with lots of fun and laughs.
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016
Day 12- Another Day On Lady A
Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Wow! Days like this are simply unforgettable! We had an early start this morning with a filling meal of French toast, Nutella, fruit and Gatorade. After we finished cleaning the last of the dishes, the first of the dinghies came to take us to our first activity of the day: watersports. After an action packed hour of waterskiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding and swimming, the dinghies returned to bring us to our next activity that morning, diving. This morning’s dive was a special one, it was the dive that would award us our PADI open water certification! After an enthralling half hour at 40ft below, we breached the surface as certified open water divers! After our dive, the dinghies came to take us to our final stop of the morning, movie watching. After an interesting film on 14 year old girl sailing solo around the world, we headed back to our boat to begin my favorite activity of the day, sailing! Today’s sail would be a quick one from our current anchorage in Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island to Sandy Spit. Currently we are anchored just off shore from Sandy Spit awaiting another fun ActionQuest BBQ. Today has been a day of unimaginable fun, and I can’t wait for the sun to rise on another one tomorrow.