BVI: Session 2 - Joie de Vivre
Posted: Tue, Jul 26, 2011
Location: West End, Tortola
We woke up at 6:30am as we are used to during these three weeks. But today is a special day, because it will be the last here so it’s quite sad. Today was special too because we had the race with the other boats! We had done an awesome job so finally we finished in the second position, and this night we are going to have a BBQ so we are all excited for this. But we’ll be really sad by the end of the day because we’ll never see each other again and that’s so sad. Nevertheless I’m happy because I’m going to see all my family and all my friends.
Posted: Mon, Jul 25, 2011
A Bittersweet Ending
Location: The Bight, Norman Island
This morning we woke up at an early 6:45 and began our day. Layne and Virginia (the chefs) made pancakes for breakfast while people wakeboarded and waterskiied. After that we all began to pack up our bags, which was bittersweet for everyone. Then we set sail to Road Town. We stayed around two hours and ate lunch. After that we set sail to the Bight, Norman Island. As I write this everyone is showering, cooking, and organizing their things. Tonight we have our last squeeze (so sad) and a Lifeworks. Tomorrow we have a race and a boat appreciation day!
Posted: Sun, Jul 24, 2011
7/24 In The Boat 24/7!
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
We woke up at 6:30 in very windy weather, just wake up, already PFDs on, all so excited, it’s the day, we did the RMS Rhone dive. We saw this boat that sunk in the beautiful bay of Salt Island in 1864 where lives a huge lobster and so beautiful fishes. Before that we did the theory sail exam that was well done! With a beautiful sun and after a good lunch, let’s go hiking! A very agreeable walk to the highest point of Salt Island that has such a beautiful view. We came back to the boat, jumped into the blue water, and then we sailed back to Great Harbor for the night. We ate delicious noodles, and tonight we’ll play games, it’s gonna be fun! We try to enjoy every moment, two days left, and then come back with you parents.
Posted: Sat, Jul 23, 2011
Boat Buddies Race
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
This morning was a lovely morning. Craig and I had a skippers meeting on another boat for the race. The night before our dinghy got switched out for a dinghy that was not good so on the way to the meeting we re-stole our dinghy back. A little while later all of the boats were lined up for a straight away race, though we tried hard the JDV crew did not win. At the finish line of the race we went to our home port and stayed there for an hour and a half, it was fun! Then the JDV crew had a nice long motor over to Peter Island where we are going to stay the night. ActionQuest rocks! p.s. I love you Anna, Craig, and Jake. You guys are da bomb!
Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011
Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
After waking the crew 30 minutes too early, we all knew that it was going to be an interesting day, to say the least. Jess and Jeanne cooked a delicious breakfast of pancakes to brighten the mood. As we sailed away from Sidney’s at Jost van Dyke, the tension on the boat was high because we had our IYT practicals. After six long hours of sailing circles, man overboards, and heave tos, we anchored at Sandy Spit. By this point everyone was tired, so the mood was a bit low, but we pulled through. We went to the beach at Sandy Spit and had a much needed hour of relaxation. When we arrived back on good ole JDV2, the wonderful Anna had cooked us a delicious meal of rice and beans (with hot dogs), corn bread, and salad, plus we got fresh water showers for the third day in a row. We had a quick-ish clean up after dinner, then headed over to Odyssea for Lifeworks. Mike talked about the future and had us fill out cards with our top three tangible and intangible goals written on them. We came back home once again to a surprise of brownies 🙂 So, even though the day was long, we pulled through.