Day 11- Tying The Knot With ActionQuest
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016
Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
The morning started off late with bagels and yogurt before a slow ride to Bella Vita for a reef conservation talk. We learned about the biggest human and natural threats to reefs. Roughly, 13% of damaged reefs are considered unsalvageable. We learned that reefs act as a nursery for 25% of all marine life. After the conservation talk, we headed back to Calypso where our captain had set up two Picos, which five of us took out to the ever-shifting winds of Muskmelon Bay. While the Picos were sailing the other six-crew members went waterskiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding. Our next rotation brought our third open water dive. With the remaining time left in the dive after all require exercises, Andy led Seamus, James, and me in underwater acrobatics- finless flips, barrel rolls, and general underwater shenanigans. After surfacing, we put all equipment away and headed over to Lady Aubrey to tie Turks Head knots on either our wrists or ankles to become “official” members of ActionQuest. A Turks Head is a beautiful wrap/weave with no beginning or ending when finished properly. Calypso crew ended the day with a Thanksgiving style dinner by sunset, hoping to see the fabled green flash.