BVI: Session 2 - Wicked Good

Posted: Mon, Jul 30, 2012

The Last Day

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Carmen
El ultima dia. Para despdirnos nos levantamos a las 4:45 de la manana, rapidamente nos preparamos para subirnos en la lancha que nos llevo al pie de la colina de la isla. Vimos amanacer, pero lo hicimos desde el punto mas alto de la isla. Ello nos llevo 30 minutos mas 0 menos en esclar, merecio la pena. Despues de la caminata que nos pegamos, regresamor al barco y desayunamos, como es el ultimo dia no hemos tenido suficiente leche pero Evan trajo mas. Luego preparamos el barco 40/40 para la regata. La regata no tuvo mucho exito, al principio ibamos muy bien pero de repente una tormenta nos detuvo. Todos los barcos tuvimos que cerrar las velas y la regata se suspendio. Finalmente llegamos a “West End Tortola” el lugar desde donde partimos. Parece mentira que hayan pasado 3 semanas. Es como si hubiesemos llegado ayer pero como si todos nos conocieramos de toda la vida. “I can’t believe that we have been here for 3 weeks, it seems like if we came yesterday we knew each other since always.”

Posted: Sat, Jul 28, 2012

Almost At The End

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Miguel C.
Today I woke up a little different, being told by Evan, our dive instructor, telling me “Miguel you are the skipper we need you to wake everybody else” then after a few seconds I realized that I wasn’t in my normal bed (the floor). I realized that after several nights looking I found THE BEST BED EVER. I was in the boom of the boat, I was laying down in the mainsail of the boat inside the sail bag. The only bad thing is that everybody wants to give it a try so we have to share it. After repeating “come on guys it’s breakfast time” like 15 times, every boy was in the deck ready to eat something special, something that we have had like four or five times yet CEREAL!! Then we made our last dive and we saw a ship underwater that was AWESOME!! and we saw a SHARK!! So so cool. The fun of the day kept going because we went hiking to the top of a little mountain and the view was beautiful! Then we had lunch that was very good and chill out for twenty minutes and prepared for our theoretical sail test that I have to say was a little bit easy because our skipper Jason prepared us very good. Then we went sailing because some people wanted to retake the practical exam but it was good because I chilled out the whole trip. We sailed to Peter Island where we had I think our best dinner ever!! And the usual things like clean the deck, showers, etc. Then we had a… party at the boat. Everybody was dancing, we drank a lot of water and got so hydrated, it was insane. After the amazing party we watched a movie called Dead Poet’s Society that was good. Now it’s time to go to bed and I’m a little bit sad because the trip is reaching the end and because I cannot sleep in the main sail tonight but I guess I am gonna sleep in the bed that never fails you… the floor. Well that’s all I have to say in my last skipper’s blog except that this trip is one of the best things I have done in my life.

Posted: Thu, Jul 26, 2012

Sailing Day

Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Author: Louis D.
Ce matin nous nous sommes leves tranquilement car hier soir nous avons fait la fete a Sidney’s Peace and Love. Les chefs du jour, Jordan et Miguel, ont cuisine de supers pancakes pour le petit dejeuner, toute le monde les felicites! Nous avons quite Sidney’s vers 9:30, puis nous avons navigue toute la journee jusqu’a 15:30. Ensuite nous sommes alles sur la plage a cote de l’endroit ou nous allons passe la nuit. Nous nous sommes beaucoup amuse avec les vagues et les rochers, c’etat genial! Apres, Evan et Jason sont venus nous cher-cher pour diner. Anna avait prepare un delicieux repas et Mike a mange avec nous a la suite du repas Mike avail organise un Lifewrods avec des cartes postales en noir et blanc, c’etait tres interesant. Slaintenant nouse faisons la vaiselle et nous preparons pour aller a un Lifeworks aven plusieurs bateaux sur Mambo. Se fu une bonne journee.

Posted: Wed, Jul 25, 2012

The Busiest Day So Far

Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
Author: Hannah W.
This morning the shipmates were woken up with music at the early hour of 5:45am. This was because we were expected to be up and ready before 7am. The reason for this is that we were about to endure a long, vertical, and tiring hike. The first 20 minutes seemed to feel like hours as the whole road went straight up, and pushed every student to their limit. On the way up we had experience to meet people from different boats, and see breathtaking views of the bay. A new record was set by one of the staff, who managed to do the hike of over 3 miles in 38 minutes. For us slightly more normal people, we managed to reach the highest peak of the mountain in just over an hour and a bit. After another round of descending the mountain, our day didn’t end there. We had an amazing and well deserved burger, and a rest on the white sand beach. We were then taken back to our boats and we were straight away motoring to the next island. This small island was the most beautiful I’ve seen so far, the crystal blue sea and white sand beach was insane. There each boat battled it out in a sand castle competition. Our boat made a sand man, in a dinghy, with a scuba diver pulling a kneeboarder. Sadly, we didn’t win. Tonight is an exciting night as we are about to go and listen to a reggae band with dancing and food. Although the day has been extremely tiring, the whole boat was excited for this even.

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