Location: West End, Tortola

Here we are back in West End! It’s amazing how quickly the past 17 days have gone by. It seems like just yesterday we were pulling off the dock with 15 strangers, but here we are saying goodbye to our happy, crazy family. Ella- the past three days haven’t been the same without your vibrant smile. Natalie, your knowledge and helpfulness were always appreciated onboard. Kyle, your leadership and shenanigans constantly brought a smile to our faces. Alex, your positivity and photography skills have saved our butts on multiple occasions when we forgot to take them ourselves. Chrissy, your singing always brought joy to the boat and we hope to hear you on the airwaves someday. Russell, your inquisitive nature and questions always made us rethink the things we thought we knew. Declan, your kind heart and storytelling brought us through a lot of the early rainstorms. Rayyan, your goofy attitude and easy laugh always lightened the mood onboard and your love/hate relationship with the ‘cudas were always hilarious. Heather, your love for your shipmates was inspiring, and you were such a strong shoulder for them to lean on. Nate, your jokes were fantastic and even though your Questing may have taken you away from us at times, you were always such a huge presence for us onboard. Jackson, your easygoing attitude and love for diving and sailing were contagious onboard. AJ, you’re such a great friend and companion to all of us onboard, it wouldn’t have been the same without you. We all started this trip unsure of ourselves and each other, but it only took a few days, a little rain, and a whole lot of fun for us to come together in a way we’ll never forget. With love, the Bella Vita crew. date:Aug 15, 2017