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BVI: Session 2 - Wicked Good

Posted: Sat, Jul 16, 2011

First Open Water Dive!

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Gloria V.
Today we woke up at 6:30 in order to have the breakfast done on time, we had pancakes. After that all of the shipmates except Robin, Sam, and I went scuba diving. We spent the morning relaxing and reading while Robin was doing community service. When the others arrived we went with Picos, however it wasn’t a delightful experience because we capsized 2-3 times. Then we had a pretty delicious lunch- grilled cheese. At one, Sam and I went to practice our mask skills with Roxy in confined water, although I had difficulties to do them, at the end I was able to take and put my mask perfectly. When we finished that I went to do the open water dive that the others had done this morning, unfortunately I did not see eagle rays (which the others did). Instead I got to see amazing tropical fish and plants. At 6 we had our summertime thanksgiving dinner, which is the only thanksgiving I’ve ever had, therefore I’ve got to say that it was “wicked good.” The weather was sunny almost all the day taking into consideration that here it always rains for five minutes only.

Posted: Fri, Jul 15, 2011

Dive Test

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Erin L.
We woke up today at 6am because we had to relocate our boat. Some of us who slept on deck put on lifejackets and went back to sleep for the next hour. I stole Robin’s bed. Then we had a quick breakfast got ready to go diving. Today was our last confined water day. Tomorrow we will be diving in open water, we are all excited. Anyway, after diving we went to another boat and went waterskiing. Then we went back to our own boat and had soup. Then we all went on another boat and practiced man overboard drills. There wasn’t much wind so it took a while, but we learned a lot. Then we went back into our own boat and studied for our scuba diving test. Then we took the test. It was alright. We will all probably pass. Then we relocated our boat near some huge rocks which we saw goats on. We took showers and got ready for dinner, which was chicken caesar salad. Then we did a hardcore scrubdown of our entire boat.

Posted: Thu, Jul 14, 2011

Rotation Day

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Unknown
This morning we sailed in keelboats across the bay at Vixen Point. It took a while but eventually we picked up speed. After two hours of racing in the sailboats we took the boat over to the mangroves to snorkel. While snorkeling we saw a wide variety of fish, including baby barracudas, a stingray, several conch shells, colorful corals, a pufferfish, and many other tropical fish. Later that afternoon we attempted windsurfing and sailed around in small two person Pico boats. While we were sailing Mimi and I saw a huge jellyfish and a sea turtle.

Posted: Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Day 7

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Unknown
We woke up at 7am. We had a rotation day and we did waterski and wakeboard, and the Questers went snorkeling and Vega people did scuba diving. Then we had mac and cheese for lunch. After lunch we did windsurfing and beach volleyball. After that Mitch showed us how to make some knots. And then we went to the other side of Gorda Sound to get some fresh water. There was a store, and we went to buy some food and everybody called their parents. Now we are cleaning the boat before we go to the BBQ and the beach party!

Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Short Trip To Anegada

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Will M.
We woke up early this morning to the wonderful aroma of burning french toast! After cleanup we had a two hour sail to Anegada. In Anegada we hung out on the beach and in the beautiful blue green water. We stayed in Anegada for a little while, they we sailed back to Gorda Sound. We were able to successfully tie Wicked Good up to all of the other boats. Everyone then showered and we listened to some music while our chefs prepared a delicious meal of stroganoff and garlic bread. At 7:30 we had a scuba chat regarding chapters four and five and confined water dives four and five. After the video everybody played cards and pictionary. We are all excited for the beach party tomorrow!

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