BVI: Session 2 - Ka Ou Fe
Posted: Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Staff Update Day 21
Location: West End, Tortola
It’s hard to believe we’re on the dock here in West End again where we started a mere 20 days ago. We have come so far not only around the British Virgin Islands territory but as a crew as well. We now have twelve extremely competent sailors, twelve skilled divers and twelve close friends.
During the second half of this trip we have gotten to dive on of the most famous shipwrecks around, we have put our sailing skills to the test and competed in two races (one of which we even placed second). Not only have we randomly launched into dance parties while doing clean-up, we have watched the sunset on the beach and enjoyed a fabulous beach barbecue. We even went and visited the capital of the BVI’s, Road Town.
So many amazing memories and adventures we’ve shared together. It’s sad to realize our time has come to an end but our legacy as a crew will live on in history as one of the most epic crews of Ka Ou Fe ever!!!!!
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- Active Last Day!
Location: West End, Tortola
Early in the morning I woke up everyone in our crew to start this incredible day. Breakfast was quick and everyone was anxious for the upcoming race. After untying the mooring line we hauled the main up and set sail to the start line. While we jibed waiting for other boats to arrive, we suddenly passed right through a very big gust of wind. This caused us to have a problem with our mainsail which prevented us from racing, but we handled the small problem pretty well because even though we didn’t race we got to bake and eat a delicious cake. Cleanup was one of the longest parts of the day. We had to leave the boat in very good shape for next session’s shipmates, and so we did. At first it was pretty rough to get all the dirt and sand out of everywhere, but right when we were done with that everything got much easier. As we arrived to West End we ordered a delicious pizza for lunch. Finally we got to go into town which was very fun. I took the time to buy gifts for my family and friends. After walking around stores and restaurants, we hopped back on our boat. The last day BBQ is tonight and we’re going to get to see all of our friends from other boats. Today I’ve really realized how this amazing trip has changed many things in my life. For example I feel much more confident being in close quarters with eleven other teenagers. I really enjoyed this experience, and I’m really happy about all the great bonds I made with my shipmates and instructors.
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Day 19- Last Dive
Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Aujourd’hui, la journee commenca par le petit dejeuner a 7am. Nous avons nagivue de Peter Harbor a Salt Island. Nouse fumes une petite marche. C’etais magnifique. Puis nous avons tous eu le temps d’apprendre, de reviser notre test de voile. Apres le dejeuner, nous sommes tous partis plonger le Rhone. C’est une super derniere plongee! Nous avons vu des tortees et pleins d’autres poissons tous aussi colores. Apres ca, nous avons navigue jusqu’a Norman Island ou nous avons passe notre derniere nuits sus l’eau. Un jour exeptional!
Posted: Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Day 18- Day in the Town
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we started our day with a huge pancake breakfast and hot chocolate. Then we all cleaned up and got ready for the long day ahead. Our first activity was a mix between a study session and a water ski rotation. Then at about 10am we set sail for Road Town on a 20 minute sail. Once we arrived we got our phones and money, then everyone went their separate ways to shop and eat lunch on shore. At 1pm we all got back onto the boat and sailed back to Peter Island to spend another night under the stars. We are having breakfast for dinner and everyone is really excited. We are all ready for another amazing day in the BVI.