BVI: Session 3 - Grand Cru
Posted: Sat, Aug 13, 2011
The Last Whole Day
Location: West End, Tortola
This day, this is the one day where all of our experiences and achievements start to reflect. We are sad to leave each other but happy to move towards our futures. And I guess we are also happy to be so close to actual toilets in our homes. Today we had the Big Clean, which sounds horrible but its actually kinda fun! We all take about an hour to make our boat sparkle. After the Big Clean we arrived at West End. This is where we started our journey and unfortunately where we end it. When we got done with getting all the trash off the we boat we went to the ultimate last-day BBQ! We ate nachos, burgers, and hot dogs, it was delicious! During and after the BBQ people were saying their goodbyes. This was a very sad moment. Girls were crying, guys felt bad but as we all know none of us showed it! By the end of the day as we tried to sleep, all everyone could do is think. Think about their greatest moment, or how much they have changed as a person. Overall though, this experience is a life changer. And I will remember it always!
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2011
A Fin, A Plate, and a PVC Pipe
We woke up today to a beautiful day at Great Harbor, Peter Island. At around 9 the Neptunes and Jamie went for a morning fun dive where we proceeded to find a fin, a plate, and fought each other with a PVC pipe underwater. When we got back up we headed straight to Road Town, which I had the pleasure of steering us towards. At Road Town we were given 2 hours to look around. Yanni and Leo bought a ton of pudding and randomly started passing them out which was pretty hilarious. When our time was up we sat and talked with Aftica III about various pranks then loaded back onto Grand Cru. We sailed over to Norman Island and I can’t really tell you what happened during the trip because I fell asleep in the sun…again. Once there we all took showers and Yanni did a wicked good cannonball. The day was topped off by a fantastic dinner prepared by our own Nikki and Clovis. Now I’m getting ready to do my squeeze question and with the one I have planned let’s hope we all survive the last two days!
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2011
Bonfires and BBQ’s
This morning half of our boat went on a dive. For the Neptunes it was a fun dive while the Dolphins went on a research dive. By all accounts it was an awesome dive. After a detour to pick of the people who had gone on a clinic run we all went to get ice cream on the beach. Best ice cream I’ve had in a while. After that we sailed for just under an hour. After the boat was anchored we went for a dive in the Playgrounds, another fabulous dive. In the evening we headed over to one of the tiny islands for the beach bonfire. We took the dinghy over to the beach. There we had a BBQ and watched the bonfire and the staff twirling fire. All in a very good day!
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2011
A Turtle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
What a day! Dolphins finally did their first research dive. The Neptunes played poker underwater along with buoyancy agility courses. We were really treated to a surprise when the Dolphins were turtle tagging. They brought back the turtles onto the boat where they measured them, it’s a memory I will never forget. Then we headed back to the bay to waterski. Everyone was a little rusty but most of us managed to stand up and all of us had fun. Once we got back to the boat we showered and ate a great dinner. Its hard to believe how fast time flies here. I think I speak for every shipmate when I say “thank you parents!”
Posted: Sun, Aug 7, 2011
Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana
This morning we woke up and some people went to the clinic. For those of us that stayed on the boat we dove an awesome ship wreck called the Chickuzen. It was a Korean refridgerator ship. When everyone got back we did our last night die and got our night diver specialty. It was a great day!