BVI: Session 1 - Sambamba

Posted: Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Day 12

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Rhoads
Today was a more relaxed day. We made pancakes and chilled. After chilling, we sailed to Trellis Bay where we were given our phones. We got to eat there and shop for food. Oh yeah, it was also Hudson’s birthday; there was lots of food! Sambam was first to shore because we finished doing stuff first because we are better than the other boats. After spending time in town, we sailed to the next anchorage to spend the night. Also someone bought an electric flyswatter -.- terrible idea, power goes to peoples heads. Later in the night, we had a talk about life, which boosted group morale. Overall, today was a relaxed and chill day.

Posted: Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Man Overboard Drills!

Location: Marina Cay
Author: Isabella Z.
Our sail started off with throwing a fender into the ocean about 500 times until we literally fell asleep. All 11 of us went up to the bow to laid down and talked. That basically explained how close all of us have gotten in the 11 days that have passed. We went back into the cockpit to get water and more food in Marina Cay. After we stocked up on food, Bella drove us to anchor. For dinner, our chefs, Dyer and Bean, made tortellini and garlic bread which was amazing. To end off the day we jammed out to Taylor Swift. Now we are off to hear some great advice from a Lifeworks Forum. The end!!!!

Posted: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Our First Open Water Dive

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Paige B.
Today was our first open water dive! We ate a breakfast that consisted of bagels in yogurt courtesy of Candler and Marley and begin our day. First, we geared up and took a giant stride into the water below. Once we were in the water, we saw tarpon and other smaller fish along with coral. After we mastered our scuba skills it was off to knot tying where we learned how to make bracelets and monkeys fists. While we were knot tying, Ian and Casey told us the story of how a girl was throwing starfish that had been washed ashore back into the water. An older man came up to her and asked her what she was doing and that she wouldn’t make any difference. She continued to toss in more and more starfish and the old man began to help. Soon many other people joined her, and she inspired everybody to make a difference. Once knot tying ended, we came back to Sambamba. While our Thanksgiving feast was underway, Megan and I were making wishes of the boat at sunset, which is one of my favorite memories so far on ActionQuest. Next, we have the green beans… Or rather we didn’t. So Dyer, Marley, Candler and Gabe hunted for green beans we didn’t have for our Thanksgiving dinner so long story short we ate Thanksgiving dinner without green beans. Lastly, we wanted to say how much we will miss you Margaret!!! It was so much fun getting to know you and connecting with you. We all love you so much and hope to connect again soon.

MW1 (Marshmallow War 1)

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Bean B.
Today we woke up in Mountain Point to do another rotation day. Before we started on our first rotation we had a big breakfast. We learned about charts; most importantly that they are not called maps. We then split into two teams to find our location and more on the chart. Right after we took out two Picos and sailed around our new anchoring location. Some of us were successful, others capsized. Following that we all helped make two huge trays of grilled cheese. Once lunch was cleaned up we headed to our next location for rotations. Some of us went to another boat to work on a monkey’s fist knot, whilst others did watersports such as kneeboarding, wakeboarding, and waterskiing. We then switched and enjoyed a lot of rain at our new rotation. After everyone had done both knots and watersports, we all fervently boarded a dinghy to get to dive for the second time. After diving we all showered and enjoyed Caesar salad and risotto and corn for dinner. Tonight ended with a marshmallow war and we are all excited for another to rotation day tomorrow.

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