Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we all woke up early to get a head start on our fun-filled day. We ate breakfast underway, sailing to one of the most famous shipwrecks in the BVIs. It is called the Rhone and is where many people lost their lives to a hurricane that cause their ship to wreck. We were first briefed on the historical significance of the Rhone before we went to explore its mysteries. When we got down there, we saw two eels, a lobster, and many colorful and beautiful fishes. When we surfaced, we hopped on the boat and motored over to Salt Island. This beautiful place is where brave people risked their lives for the unfortunate souls on the Rhone. They pulled victims ashore and gave them a proper burial. The Queen of England was so amazed by this that she gave the people the island and their only tax was to give her salt every year. We first walked to Salt Island’s cemetery and paid our respects. Then we hiked up Salt Island and reached the top and saw a beautiful view. After, we ate really good soup and moved back to GHP. We reached GHP and went snorkeling to take a look at what we are going to be diving near tonight. Then we swam in the water for a bit and ate dinner. We did squeeze after, which is where the skipper of the day asks a question and the whole boat answers. The point is to listen to each other’s answers. Now I am just looking over the beautiful harbor and thinking about what we’re going to see on our night dive. I would love to see a reef shark, octopus, stingray, and a turtle. Wish us luck!