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Day 19 – A Broken Sail But No Broken Spirits

Posted: Mon, Jul 25, 2016


Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Author: Maddie H.
This morning we all woke up to the wonderful smell of pancakes filled with Nutella, Twix bars, peanut butter, and pirouettes, all made by our favorite pancake chefs: Hellie and Kaleigh. After breakfast, we had the choice to water ski, dive, or turtle tag. The visibility at GHP was amazing so all of the dolphins chose to try turtle tagging one last time. Although we did not catch any turtles, we had a blast snorkeling behind the boat and even “mermaid swimming” right up next to a few turtles. Next, we motored to Road Town and all got nice tans laying out on the roof on the way there. We got to try the best Gelato on the island before racing back to the docks to be picked up by Crush, the dinghy at 1:30. Once we arrived back on board Adonis, we promptly cleared the lines of our dry clothes and put our PFD’s on, ready to race! All of dive side, including the Neptunes, Dolphins, Rescue divers, and lifeworks, was ready for the annual race to Norman Island. With our war paint (zinc) on, we excitedly raised our sail only to find that our halyard block had snapped. Because we could not use our sail, we were no longer able to race, but instead for to do the count down for the race to begin and scream “Adonis!!” for everyone on the channel 72 to hear. We motored to the finish line and sheered for all of the other boats as they finished, not forgetting to have a sick dance party to all of the songs we have listened to over, and over again on the way there. Then, the staff left for a meeting and we were left to shower, cook, eat, and even judge a diving contest for Snow Cat. The staff were happy to know that we saved them dinner when they got home. Some other title options for today were: “broken sail, unbroken hearts” and “our sail may be down, but our hopes are up!”

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