Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda

Today we all woke up at 6:30 with the sun already rising in the Bight of Norman Island. The morning was started with some scrambled eggs and sugar-coated muffins. As the sun continued to rise, and we slowly woke up, we began to set sail. We were told that we had one of the longest sails of the trip and I have no doubt that it is true. We sailed through open water for at least three hours. We have no complaints though- if someone wasn’t studying up for scuba, they were probably working on their tan. Don’t worry, we wore sunscreen. We stopped at Cooper Island for a quick lunch of chicken salad and Pringles. One of the highlights of the day was when in the sweltering heat a little boat pulled and and sold us all some delicious ice cream. With our stomachs happy we took off for Savannah Bay, our home for the next two nights. We sailed for a good hour and a half, learning ourselves in the art of scuba and sailing, but at times just plain relaxing. When we came to the beach we all practiced putting on and using the scuba equipment. We’re looking forward to our first dive tomorrow. After that came shower time, which sounds far from what it is. Most of the time was spent diving off the boat. After our delicious dinner of Penne Alfredo and garlic bread, we are cleaning up and looking forward to our two hours of scuba training. Good night.