BVI: Session 3 - Spin Drift

Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2011

Day of Adventure

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Diego D.
Today was a calm day in the bay. The day started with a bowl of cereal and right after we went scuba diving. We went up to 60 ft. and saw a variety of animals, from a cuttlefish to a huge parrot fish. Then we practiced a controlled emergency ascent from 20 ft. Then after we went to a different boat. There we saw a few videos on plastic polluting. Then lastly we went skiing and everyone had amazing time.

Posted: Sun, Aug 7, 2011

The First Sailing Test

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Caitlin P.
Today started out earlier than usual, having to get up at 6:20am. We had pancakes, which were topped with nutella and syrup, which was delicious. We then started our first sailing test, the practical. Basically we had to sail our boat only with the knowledge we had of sailing, not of the staff. The staff onboard would not help at all. So for about four hours we sailed from one bay to another. Since I was the skipper I had to drive the boat and tell everyone what to do. Although after two hours of steering I gave over the helm to another shipmate. The weather was fantastic and it was such a pretty day. When we anchored in Muskmelon Bay around 2:30ish. We had already eaten lunch and got to relax and swim in the water. We also got to clean the dinghies. Today we are also getting our laundry back and new linens. For dinner we are prepping chilli and rice, which is very good. All together today was a great day and I can’t wait for tomorrow.

Posted: Sat, Aug 6, 2011

Day 9

Location: Marina Cay
Author: Erin T.
On our ninth day at sea we woke up and immediately were on our way to a dive site called the Dogs. We all got geared up and dove in beautiful clear waters where there were pufferfish, shrimp, and many more colorful things to look at. In the meantime the two Questers went snorkeling. After lunch everyone went on a sailing adventure in preparation of our final sailing test that will happen at the end of our trip. Our practice started out as a game of wrap the flag, winners get a candy bar from Bobby. After sailing for a bit through the calm waters, while looking at the blue skies, we reached our destination for the night: Marina Cay. We filled up the water tanks, bought food in the local store, showered, ate, and made our way over to a Lifeworks forum that many of us will never forget. It was eye-opening, emotional, and gave (hopefully) everyone a new perspective on the little things in life. On the bright side, we are all excited for tomorrow’s adventures and hope to have even more experiences we will never forget.

Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2011

Life’s A Beach

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Eric S.
Today started when we all woke up around six as usual. We had cereal for breakfast and enjoyed the silence of all the tired shipmates. Soon after we all cleaned up, our first rotation was to go sailing on Picos. The Picos were a lot of fun to sail with friends, after we went sailing on Hunters, Hunters are amazingly fun to sail on. Our next rotation was team building, the activities we did were freeze tag, the human knot, etc. We also learned new things, for example: we learned the origins of each shipmate, we learned where we were all born, etc. Tonight’s meal was chicken caesar salad. I think we all thought today was an amazing day to be in the Caribbean.

Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2011

Big Blue Wakeboarding

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Austin
Today the weather was great, with a little wind. The boat stayed at a beach where we all swam and windsurfed. Also Nico got his first 360 on the kneeboard, and Sophie the amazing waterskiier rode great. Alex and I got a special chance to wakeboard with GoPro cameras. Everyone had a great time snorkeling, seeing much sea life in only a couple feet of water. Millions of fish all over. Just one amazing day to spend the day and can’t wait to finish the night with a BBQ dinner and dance with all the boats.

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